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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  • BigBrotherFan

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I hope Nikita is adjusted up. That sucks.
    So a repeat of CULT matached 90210 LMAO

  • Danimals

    Looks like most good shows went down this week, while some of the overrated shows went up this week *cough*themiddle*cough*

  • Andrew

    Derp derp derp once again this site reminds me of a bunch of immature arrogant children who act like they know it all.

    Your show sucks no yours does screw your show screw you only losers watch this only losers watch that etc etc etc….

    Constant repetetive pattern here:
    Intentional trolling.
    Smug sarcastic snide comments made intentionally to bait a poster to react.
    Attempts at intellectual superiority.
    Bashing other posters.
    My shows better then yours posts etc…

    Amazing in 2013 some people still havent evolved intellectually or maturity wise or even HUMILITY wise.

  • William

    Malibu Country better get some real men on the show before its too late!!! Where is the X-Husband???? Who is writing this stuff???

  • Jayzel

    A boring 21-year old tabloid crime news program on a Friday is in a tie for the second highest rated program during sweeps for NBC. Oh. My. God!!! Hahahahahaha!!! NBC is dead and I looooove it!

  • DD

    Maybe CBS will move The Good Wife to Fridays at 9 next season, to lead in to Blue Bloods as both shows are incredibly old skewing.

  • Marcus

    Undercover Flop
    Last Flop Standing
    Kitchen Flopmares
    Malibu Floppy
    Flop Tank
    CSI: NF
    Flop Bloods
    Flop Center

  • Yablans

    LMS would be as strong as Shark Tank if it did not lead Malibu Country. Unfortunately, it goes against one hour programs and is brought down by those that don’t want to watch MC in second half hour. That is why it does so well in L+7. Give it a strong lead out and numbers will soar. Also, LMS has never aired behind or in front of an existing, popular show. The show is very steong now, after a patchy beginning, and is probably ABC’s second best comedy at this point.

  • Jayzel

    Should have said tied for 4th. Just as bad. Hahahahaha!

  • DD

    Wow, I know this doesn’t really matter but look at total viewers for Blue Bloods! 11 million! That’s a monster amount compared to everything else!

  • Andrew

    @William: Real men? Homophobe spotted .

  • rob60990

    William, men wont help MC. Better writing would. They have 3 very talented actresses.

  • William

    I see cancellation for MC real soon….The show needs the X Husband to be a free wheeler, cool, cowboy, playboy type to shake things up with Reba’s female ways of raising the kids!! Writers need to WAKE UP!!!

  • Mon

    I think Golden Boy is going to do really well. It has good promotion and the cast is younger and good looking plus there is what seems to be a grumpy old man which is usually fun to watch. I hope it stays on Tuesdays. If CBS ships it to Fridays, I think it will fare well too. I don’t think Blue Bloods would do better though.


    I hope Nikita gets at least 2 more seasons before cancellation. Hang in there Nikita.

  • John K.

    Why doesn’t ABC switch Shark Tank and the Comedies to give them a decent lead in?

  • E.S.

    True, but many of those people can pick up the Baltimore station.

    Not even people from Baltimore watch their own ABC affiliate.

  • POI

    Why is everything down??

  • sydney sims

    I wish ABC would get behind Malibu Country and advertise it. I never see an advertisement except the voice right before the show. Friday night is not a good tv night so they might try moving it to another night if it is renewed.ABC has kicked this show around- some repeats, saying it was old shows when they were new and never a commercial to be seen for the show. I hope it is given a chance.

  • John A

    So Dateline can match a New Grimm.

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