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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  • John K.

    Also, Last Man Standing was quite offensive to Aboriginal people last night. Surprised CItyTV in Canada decided to still air it, despite the huge issues of Idle No More and Theresa Spence.

  • PhilipM

    @CBSviewer: Considering the latest ratings (1.3 for TGW, 1.2 for CSI: NY), I think it’s more likely that CBS will cancel both shows instead of neither. CSI: NY certainly wouldn’t be safe if GB flopped.

  • Felipe Nikita

    Nikita WILL adjust up


    @ Rob 60990
    @ William

    I agree, the writing is the problem w/ MC

  • John A

    Every show aint down. Dateline is up and alot of shows are steady.

  • herpderp

    LOL @ Nikita fanboys bashing Cult at lashing out at everyone that points out how low the ratings are. And the idiots still believe it’ll adjust up! What a laughingstock of a fanbase.

  • William

    @Andrew: No not at all… But the show has nothing but Woman, Half Men and gays…. The show needs a strong heterosexual male, a John Wayne type man… Reba’s x husband is the logical choice

  • Ultima

    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.

    The Office, Parks & Rec, Law & Order SVU, 30 Rock, Chicago Fire, The Biggest Loser, …

    Wait, did they cange the definition of “second highest”?

  • KatB

    So happy Dateline was up last night!

  • Skylar James

    Nikita is probably still getting renewed, but season 4 should be its last

  • Peter

    CSI nyc. RIP……..bye bye

  • Jordan

    CSI: NY seemed much like a series finale. It was a great way to end the series and with these ratings looks like is done but what a great written finale last night. This show has been one of my favorites for the past 9 years. I guess it is just time for the show 2 go. :’-(

  • HalCapone

    Draw a chalk mark outline around CSI NY. The daily post Valentines Day massacre ratings slump continues until the start of the Fall season. Shark Tank the only bright spot consistently on Fridays, relatively speaking.

  • Matt

    MC and LMS are not done – does anyone realize it is extremely hard to garner over a 1.5 on Fridays?! (With the exception of SharkTank) CBS’s prized procedurals can barely get a 1.4, none the less. LMS and MC consistently are some of the most viewed scripted shows on Friday, and manage to get over 1.0’s every week, in which they are very lucky. Both shows do very well in the Friday Night 8PM ‘Death-slot’, considering the ZERO promotion they get from ABC.

  • Jayzel


    I was talking about for this week. The Office wasn’t on. And I corrected myself a few posts down. I was talking with a friend while posting and wasn’t focused. It ties for 4th this week, which is mind-boggling for a major network!

  • HalCapone

    Like a heapin’ plate of mac and cheese, the comfort food cop procedurals of the Crime Broadcasting Syndicate are slowing killing off its aging, out of shape audience. CSI NY is dead. Can we expect a CSI Peoria iteration anytime soon to replace it? You betcha.

  • r0ckmypants

    @William – See, the thing is… that’s not what the show is about. It’s about a woman suddenly having to be a single mom. So….. no.

  • A Thompsom

    @Matt I hope you are right about MC and LMS. They seem to hold their own for ABc. These shows are from a different caliber than most things on tv today. Both would be excellent for syndication if they can stay on tv long enough to make it there.

  • Rollie Dethloff

    If CBS can barely get above a 1.5 on Fridays. CSI: NY will be back. They did this last season with the whole Mac on the edge of death thing, and it still came back. A 1.2 is not horrible for Fridays! Come on CBS! Give NY one more season, and promote is as final! I don’t care if it’s half or full! Just one more season. Killing it off in February isn’t fair either, that’s how you treated my other show Numb3rs, by ending in March!

    Golden Boy will flop trust me. It’s set in NY just like CSI: NY, Elementary, Parson Of Interest, and many more I’m sure. Pick up some procedurals that are set in other places besides NYC

  • Dave


    Fair enough about Nikita fans. But what’s your excuse about every other show you make fun of? Let me help you out here if you may be confused:

    Your insults on Mondays:
    1.The Following
    3.Hawaii Five-0
    4.The Voice

    1.New Girl
    2.Go on

    1.American Idol
    4.The Neighbors

    1.American Idol
    4.Person of Interest


    If you seriously want people to stop attacking you; then maybe you should look back at all the things you day on a daily basis. You complain that fans attack you but then again you’re the one who instigates it. You really do need to grow up, get thereapy or take your meds because your behavior really is worry some.

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