TV Ratings Friday: 'Undercover Boss' Returns Down,'CSI:NY' Finale Flat, 'Nikita' Dips, 'Last Man Standing' & 'Malibu Country' Down

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February 23rd, 2013

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.920 9.258 5.647 2.805 0.949

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 while CBS was on top with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.3 down 7 percent from last week’s 1.4.  Malibu Country scored a 1.1 down 8 percent from last week’s 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank garnered a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. 20/20 notched a 1.4 down 7 percent from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss returned to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 21 percent from a 1.9 for its most recent original episode on February 1 but more than doubling The Job’s performance in the timeslot last week. The season (and perhaps series) finale of CSI:NY earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week’s performance. Your predictions were too optimistic.  Blue Bloods garnered 1.4 among adults 18-49, matching last week’s performance.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating even with last week.Touch 0.7 adults 18-49 ratin, flat with last week.

On NBC a two hour Dateline garnered a 1.4 up 8 percent from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center scored a 1.0 down 9 percent from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating down 40 percent from a 0.5 for its most recent original episode on February 8.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 22, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.5/5 7.33
NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.4/4 6.22
ABC Last Man Standing 1.3/4 6.01
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1/4 3.10
CW Nikita 0.3/1 1.26
8:30 ABC Malibu Country (8:31PM-9) 1.1/3 5.05
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.8/6 6.44
CBS CSI: NY - Season Finale 1.2/4 9.39
FOX Touch 0.7/2 2.51
CW Cult - R 0.2/1 0.64
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/4 11.06
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.79
NBC Rock Center 1.0/3 4.50


via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.2/5.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.7/3; "Late
> Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.5/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in
> the Local People Meters.
> * From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/6
> in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
> Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
> Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • pink

    Nikita sucks ass,I know because i actually DVR it and tried to watch last night but it was so boring that i almost fell alsleep while watching it..I will probably just delete the series and not waist time DVRing it at all anymore because the show just sucks.It should have been canceled at the end of S2.

  • JC

    If CSI:NY is cancelled, that’s all good for me. That means Netflix will have it by sometime in the fall and I can then watch all seasons, one at a time.

  • TerryJacksonNYC

    Wow. The quality of this thread just keeps degrading. I’m sort of amused by it, but I can’t believe what I’m seeing. This sort of thing used to be really rare in the past.

  • M K Sims

    I read this site every Saturday and I am surprised at the ugly remarks. Tv shows are here today, gone tomorrow. I think a lot of what stays is decided by the network. If they like the show,ratings or not, it will get a second chance. Look at how much Nashville has been up and down in the ratings but ABC seems to like it so it will probably stay on tv. LMS seems to be in the click-it will be renewed. Nikita seems to have a lot of support and those of you that like it, always speak up. I love Malibu Country-hope it is renewed and I do think it has improved with the story lines. Remember, if you do not like a show, you have a remote:no need to get ugly.

  • TerryJacksonNYC

    Are we back to this, Andrew? You’ve already misread another one of my comments and apologized for it. My suggestion is that you stop reacting and start thinking about what it is that I’m actually saying.

    I’d so much rather be amused by the nastiness of others than hurt or offended by it. I would never call someone a “sociopath,” though, and expect to be taken seriously ever again.

    I’ve been coming to this site and posting in these threads for nearly three years. I wish the threads had the quality that we had back then, but people keep acting and reacting instead of sharing and responding.

  • Fake Me Out


    I don’t know if you noticed it or not, but there hasn’t really been any “drop off” of Fringe “fan boys.” Fringe still gets discussed around here almost every day and it’ll be discussed on Saturdays for months to come… are interested in discussing the circumstances of Fringe’s five-year history…

    Then you and I don’t read the same threads as I notice a huge drop in the Fringe discussions/flame wars. The same thing after Chuck rode off into the sunset. I’m not saying they dropped off the map, just that the predominately crazy, obsessive posts dwindled away when the ends came. I bet Robert/Bill have the web stats to show just how much the ends of Chuck & Fringe cost them in lost page views when the comments dropped.

    I didn’t/don’t watch Chuck, Fringe or Nikita and make no comments about their quality (just how horrific their ratings are/were) and sane, rational discussions of the shows is fine (although insane & irrational are better for page views) … what I find tiresome is the fanboy mentality of making excuses for every poor rating, attacking 99.6% of the population as stupid because they don’t watch the show(s), rejoicing in the poor ratings of other shows because it makes their show(s) look less bad and all the other posts pulled straight from the Fanboyz Handbook of Crazy.


  • Fake Me Out


    If Vegas can hold its demo it would be a success on Fridays next year.

    If pigs had wings, they’d fly.

  • Fake Me Out


    Alas, they’ll just be replaced by the whackjobs pimping some other low-rated show.

    True, it’s kinda like Fanboyz Whack-a-mole, and it never ends, ever, then we die.

  • Fake Me Out


    Are we back to this, Andrew? … I would never call someone a “sociopath,” though, and expect to be taken seriously ever again.

    After he called me the same thing in another thread I suggested he stop using words he heard on his fav TV show without knowing how to use them properly … I’m beginning to wonder if he’s actually heard these words while his doctors discuss his treatment, or perhaps his parole officer on his terms of release?


  • r0ckmypants

    @Rokk – 24 ran several back-to-back episodes when it was on the air. And even its first few seasons began in the fall and finished in the spring. But it also didn’t air on Sundays, which is the big problem with alffan’s schedule, and it was “event” television that warranted airing four hours a week sometimes. None of NBC’s dramas are.

  • Kavyn

    Andrew, you really need to calm down.

  • TerryJacksonNYC

    I find the idea that some people here (or anywhere online) are sociopaths interesting. It’s true that being disconnected from those with whom we’re communication allows us more leeway when dealing with others, but the truth about sociopaths is that they are generally so antisocial that they wouldn’t even bother posting, let alone responding to others.

    There are supposedly 16 personality tests. Some of us act more like sociopaths than others, but it’s hard to successfully diagnose a sociopath based on what they contribute to online comment threads. Not even a psychiatrist would try to do it. So, when someone calls another person about whom they know little a sociopath, they are speaking pejoratively. In essence, they are bullying someone… or attempting to, at least.

    I don’t feel bullied. And I really don’t care if someone is TRYING to bully me, since I’m not a 12-year-old. But I do find it questionable when the person who is speaking to me without considering what their words mean is also inclined to call out bullies for their behaviors. There is a serious disconnect there. But. really, if I go by the principle of charity, which is something a sociopath would never do, I can admit that all of the run on sentences surrounding the assertion that I am, indeed, a sociopath create a condition where it’s possible that I’ve misread them.

    There are lots of things wrong with me. Being a sociopath isn’t one of them.

  • Fake Me Out

    There are lots of things wrong with me. Being a sociopath isn’t one of them.

    Isn’t that exactly what a sociopath would say? ;-)

    PS: Give me your lunch money. :-)

  • Patty

    If they replace CSI NY with Person of Interest or Elementary, the ratings will be worse!

  • TerryJacksonNYC

    A sociopath wouldn’t bother responding to the charge. And a sociopath wouldn’t admit to having ANYTHING wrong with himself.

    If I’m going to be really honest, I’ll say that I’ve purposely misled people in my life to get things that I’ve wanted, even if it meant depriving others of said things. And I’m definitely able to shut off my emotions, if I need to, even if it’s just a survival mechanism. I’ve probably even found ways to argue against fact and done so in manners that are so convincing that I’ve gotten others to believe what I’ve wanted them to believe, despite the fact that they’ve been aware of all evidence to the contrary. These are the sorts of things that sociopaths do, but that doesn’t mean I’m sociopathic any more than running for a 100 yards means I’m a track star.

    I’ll gladly give you lunch money for a black eye on Tuesday.

  • Micha

    CSI: NY is done

  • Fake Me Out


    You do know I was joking right? I thought the winkie would give it away …

  • MichaelChickless

    Well, you know, the word “ouch” is right in the word Touch!

    Fringe isn’t looking so bad now.

    I think LMS is safe for another season, but MC is hanging by a thread.

    One more season for Mac in New York!

  • MichaelChickless

    @Patty “If they replace CSI NY with Person of Interest or Elementary….”

    Why would CBS put either of those shows on Friday at this point?

  • katie csiny

    I certainly don’t want csi ny to end – there are still alot of story lines to follow next year. Mac’s marraige – maybe a late in life baby – sids lymphoma, lindseys new baby, maybe jo finds a man with sinister background,
    flack and lovato – her family hates him -i leave hawkes up to you and I’dather see mac change a poopie diaper more than anything CBS has to offer
    which is not much.

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