TV Ratings Friday: 'Last Man Standing' & 'Malibu Country' Rise + 'Nikita' Flat

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March 2nd, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.9/3 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.171 5.345 3.099 6.122 0.811

ABC was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Last Man Standing earned a 1.6, up three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.  Malibu Country scored a 1.4, also up three tenths from last week's 1.1  adults 18-49 rating. Shark Tank earned a 1.9, even with last week.  20/20 notched a 1.5, up a tenth from last week's 1.4  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.3, up two tenths from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.Touch earned a 0.8, up a tenth from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC a two hour Dateline garnered a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center was even with last week's 1.0  adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita was even with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 1, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.6 6 7.07
NBC Dateline (8-10PM) 1.3 4 5.89
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.3 4 3.29
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.1 4 5.59
CW Nikita 0.3 1 1.06
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.4 5 6.14
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 6.57
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.8 2 5.79
FOX Touch 0.8 2 2.91
CW The Vampire Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.56
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.34
CBS Blue Bloods-R 1.0 3 6.99
NBC Rock Center 1.0 3 4.25


via press note:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

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  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Comments should be back on.

  • yannou

    Well, I don’t know If Nikita is coming back next year.
    According to me, It looks not very good.

  • HalCapone

    Sorry to hear about the malware issue(s), TVBTN. Sometimes it’s kinda nice to read just the ratings results without the commentary

  • Momo

    Touch :(

  • lex

    so 90210 is already cancelled, why not NIKITA?
    what? syndication? blehhhh..

  • Petar Ivanov

    I was boring without comments and all people arguing here. Alos all friends and etc. Glad that site is back with full force.

  • Petar Ivanov

    I mean IT not i.

    Think both BB were repeats. Not sure for Shark Tank.

  • William

    Hurray for Malibu Country 1.4!!!!! Now maybe they will keep a real man on the show!!! Funny how they use Blake Shelton as the father image for the kids! Where is the X??? Anyway, I bet Blake brought in a half million men to the show!!! Please,,, no more Chick Show!!!

  • William

    Posted February 26, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    To prove my point,,, watch the next 2 weeks of MC.. There will be “real men” on the show. If ABC promotes the next couple episodes, then they should be able to bring in some male viewers. I am betting on a 1.4-1.5 for this friday and 1.3-1.4 for the week after. If they cant hit those numbers then they should fire all the writers or cancel the show.


  • William

    Malibu Country surged week to week by 27% in Adults 18-49 to post its best rating in 6 weeks and its biggest overall audience since the middle of December – since 1/11/13 and 12/14/12, respectively.


  • William


    GO MC!!!!!!

  • Lmw931

    I think the CW will probably renew Nikita and HOD but I think they only have another season in them
    I’m not sure what they are going to do with BATB or TCD, I’m swaying towards TCD for renewal, as it is cheaper to make and it can be paired with HOD
    Cult will definitely be cancelled it’s a no brainer
    It hasn’t been a good year for the cw, all shows a flop apart from arrow.

  • thesnowleopard

    Nikita flat at 0.3? Yeesh. The show’s fans better hope the Force is strong with syndication because that is a bad number, Fridays or not.

  • romeo yotat

    nooooooooooooooooooo why nikita .3 i hope it goes up

  • sapra

    10pm Blue Bloods episode wasn’t all-new.

  • Jane Elliot

    Ouch for Nikita. I do understand the reasoning behind the renewal for syndication argument, but with ratings like these I’m trying to manage my expectations. On the plus side, there’s no more breaks till the end of the season; hopefully that will allow the show to build some momentum.

  • John A

    Great that the comments are back. Lol at Nikita bleeing viewers every week. 0.2 by may.

  • Marc

    Last Man and Malibu will be returning. No other show on any other network did better than this pair all night. Should be expanded two a 2 hour comedy block, followed by 20/20 at 10PM. Can move Shark Tank to Tuesdays at 8PM to help that hour of death for them…

  • William


    I hope your right!!!! LMS is strong,,, but MC needs to keep those numbers up for the next 3 weeks!!!! They just need to pull in some of the male viewers from LMS… too many are tuning out when MC comes on!!!

  • Raykov

    LMS hits 1.6 on Friday while The Neighbours hit 1.7 on wednesday from a 2.2 lead-in and a 3.8 lead-out…

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