TV Ratings Friday: 'Grimm' Solid, 'Golden Boy' Sinks,'Fashion Star' Debuts Low, ' Nikita' Up, as 'Shark Tank' Wins Night

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March 9th, 2013

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Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.7/5 1.3/4 1.1/3 1.0/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 6.350 8.417 3.976 2.992 1.057

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

On ABC, Last Man  Standing earned a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating even with last week. Malibu Country garnered a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating down 7 percent from last week’s 1.4. Shark Tanks scored a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating up 5 percent from last week’s 1.9.   20/20 notched a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up 14 percent from last week’s 1.4.

On CBS, Undercover Boss scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating down 7 percent from a 1.5 on February 15.  Golden Boy earned a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating down 60 percent from a 1.6 on Tuesday and down 40 percent from a 1.4 for the CSI:NY finale.  .Blue Bloods garnered a 1.4 among adults 18-49, even with its performance on February 15.

On NBC, the season premiere of Fashion Star earned a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating down 50 percent from a 1.6 for its first season premiere on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.  Grimm scored a  1.5 adults 18-49 rating down 6 percent from a 1.6 for its fall finale on November 16 but up 7 percent from a 1.4 for last year’s mid-season return. Your predictions were pretty accurate.   Rock Center garnered a 0.9 among adults 18-49 down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0.

On Fox, Kitchen Nightmares' 1.3 adults rating was the same as last week, and Touch dropped a tenth vs. last week to a series low matching 0.7 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.4 adults 18-49 rating up 33 percent from last week’s 0.3. In its new time period,  Cult scored a 0.2 among adults 18-49 down 33 percent from a 0.3 for its last original episode on Tuesday, February 26.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 8, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Last Man Standing 1.5/5 7.01
CBS Undercover Boss 1.4/5 7.29
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.3/4 3.38
NBC Fashion Star - Season Premiere 0.8/3 3.03
CW Nikita 0.4/1 1.39
8:30 ABC Malibu Country 1.3/4 5.96
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.0/6 7.45
NBC Grimm - Spring Premiere 1.5/5 4.97
CBS Golden Boy 1.0/3 7.45
FOX Touch 0.7/2 2.61
CW Cult 0.2/1 0.72
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.6/5 5.69
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/4 10.51
NBC Rock Center 0.9/3 3.93


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," 2.2/6 with an encore telecast; CBS's
> "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6 with an encore; and ABC's
> "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.3/6.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
> Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.6/3 with
> an encore; "Late Show," 0.6/3 with an encore; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live,"
> 0.8/4.
> * From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
> averaged a 1.4/4 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" (1.2/4
> in metered-market households with an encore) tied CBS's first-run
> "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with
> Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49 with an encore)
> topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
> * At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in
> metered-market households with an encore and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49
> in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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  • Patrick

    really really bad ratings for Cult. I guess it will be cancelled any time soon.

  • moshane58

    Touch is a fantastic show.Grimm love it.hope neither are cancelled.

  • R

    The CW were better off keeping Cult on Tuesdays. The Beauty and the Beast rerun didn’t do any better than Cult in that slot, but BATB reruns did do better than Cult on Fridays.

  • Dan

    As much as I would like to see Kiefer free for the 24 movie, Touch has gotten good over the last few episodes. At the very least I hope they wrap up the story and don’t end on a cliffhanger.

  • Lucretia Lean Green

    Imagine how well GRIMM would do if it had a decent and compatible lead in? What genius thought that putting Fashion Star with Grimm was a good idea?

  • Networkman

    I feel Last Man Standing is really starting to hit its stride. The cast is getting stronger and connecting more with the material. I love the addition of the housekeeper, she is hilarious. There is so much potential with this show. Also it really reminds me of the old traditional 90’s family sitcoms that is really needed on network TV. Shows such as Boy Meets World and Step by Step were really feel good TV for the whole family. There needs to be shows where parents can sit down with their children and get a good laugh while being able to discuss issues important to the family.

  • Networkman

    As for CBS, I still don’t understand why the network won’t put The Mentalist @9pm. I feel it is still capable of garnering high 1’s and pulling in close to 10 million viewers. And Blue Bloods would not be effected negatively. With Vegas @9pm it is going to bring down the entire night. Vegas should air on Sunday @10pm paired with The Good Wife.

  • BL

    Before the hiatus, Grimm stayed consistently so there was no reason why Grimm would get hurt immensely by the hiatus unlike FlashForward and The Event. Their winter finales were off more than 50% off their series premiere while Grimm was only off 20%. FlashForward and The Event faded fast in the ratings by their seventh episode due to the confusing storylines.

    I’m happy that Grimm did so well. All NBC needs to do is delay Fashion Star until the summer and put a repeat of Law and Order: SVU or Grimm as Grimm’s lead-in.

  • chris23

    ABC should be more than happy to see Shark Tank demo hitting a 2.0 not to mention it grew to hit almost 7.5 total viewers. 20/20 did great at 10:00 not only scoring #1 in timeslot but was the #2 demo rated show following ST. Last Man Standing has a loyal audience usually hitting 7 mil and the mid 1’s leading to another timeslot win and also rated as the #1 scripted comedy, not to mention it tied Grimm for #1 scripted show of the night in Broadcast. Malibu Country is still bubble imo, On one hand it has an audience and a 1.3 is not too low for Fridays, however wasn’t it hitting 1.1 a couple times?

    All I hear is talk about TGIF comedies coming back to Friday Nights. Granted LMS is very consistent, the true winners for ABC were the nonscripted shows so I don’t see TGIF comedy block in the near future!

  • Grimman

    Yeah, what a stupid lead in show for Grimm. I do realise the lead doesn’t always mean people are not going to watch. I am not sure about other people, but even before I had a pvr I used a vcr to record everything I wanted to see anyway and certainly didn’t just leave it on to watch shows I had no interest in. I like Grimm airing on Friday myself. Gives me something to watch on Saturday.

  • Rebecca

    Here’s what I don’t get about Touch (I’m caught up on S2 now): Why kidnap a girl, make her parents think she’s dead (going on three years thus far), to do supposedly non-harmful experimental research on her brain to help lots of people? Why not consult her parents beforehand and see if they’ll let her willingly participate in that research work, maybe even be paid for their and her time….I don’t understand why Amelia’s mom has to suffer so much, not being able to see her daughter all this time – the grown-up kid from “Witness” seems to not want to hurt her, so the family could have been kept together while Amelia’s fascinating brain could help people. I know, but then there would be no “exciting story.” I’ll keep watching, but that whole situation bothers me.

  • Rebecca

    I like Grimm airing on Friday because it’s a fun, spooky Friday night “movie” type of show. Popcorn time. One of the few shows we watch live as it airs. And Monroe brings the humor. Nick is sometimes funny, too, but they’d better not ever kill off Monroe.

  • chris23

    ABC: Didn’t LMS and MC only have 18 episodes ordered this season? I hear LMS is ending in a few weeks so I’m just surprised with the stability of the show that the net didn’t add 4 more episodes to total season 2 at 22. Shark Tank is just Awesome hitting a 2.0 and 20/20 did great too. MC not bad for a Friday Night but not sure if it will get a season 2.

    CBS: I guess CSI NY has a better chance of renewal now with Golden Boy hitting a 1.0 already in its rookie season. I find it so funny Blue Bloods is a lock for renewal only b/c of Syndication. Next year on this date when BB gets the exact same ratings it will be marked as likely cancellation. However for Friday Ratings I think BB and CSI NY do just fine. The Nets needs to consider Fridays ratings need a bigger % barrier between S-Th shows. Nets should be happy with shows hitting 1.4-2.0 demo on Friday Nights in 2013.

    CW: Honestly I’m quite shocked the network hit an average of over 1 million from 8-10 with Nikita and Cult. I knew Nikita would average over 1 mil viewers and the typical .3-.5 demo but Cult still wasn’t that impressive, however not too far off from its Tuesday night ratings of 860,000 total viewers. One day on Netflix I will have to check Nikita out, I loved Alias so maybe I will like Nikita. Cult and Carrie are sure goners for CW, so May Upfronts will be an interesting watch in terms of scheduling and pick ups. I hope they finally strategize and prioritize smart for once and for god sakes do not use weak shows as leadins, *** Looking at you Hart of Dixie***

    Fox: Kitchen broke 1 in demo, is this 1.3 demo a lock for a renewal next year, never really followed its ratings. Touch is a goner which still isn’t a surprise. I watched the special pilot a year ago it was good but just never followed it with the horrible scheduling and breaks Fox did with the show.

    NBC: Grimm is scoring better ratings than a lot of the weeknight show original episodes. Maybe NBC should put repeats of Chicago or SVU on Fridays at 8 to leadin to Grimm. Although a repeat would do better than the current 8:00 fashion show, grimm will hold its own with or without a better leadin as it has never been leadin dependent and more of a self starter with a loyal fanbase following!

  • Pavelsauce

    I’m wondering how Univision did last night. After all, it was the finale of Por Ella Soy Eva. The very last part with Eva was really funny. I was surprised Plutarco didn’t die in that car crash.

  • David

    Who gave @halcapone and @beached keyboards?

  • Anthony M

    Golden Boy is not doing well? Who would have thunk it? I can’t believe they even green lighted that show. And I love guy from Pushing Daisies.

  • senor chang

    Grimm beat literally every Monday to Thursday program except for Community (which it tied). That’s great for it but horrible for NBC.

    It’s working on Friday and I’d leave it where its relatively low absolute numbers will still be a boon, but I’d support it with a new compatible drama.

  • senor chang

    Hell, even a repeat at 8 would help it more than freaking Fashion Star.

  • Will

    If I’m ABC, I renew Last Man Standing AND Malibu Country. They work. However, I’d order MC as a midseason, using the time to slightly retool to bring in a little more male sensibility to enhance compatibility with LMS. And I’d put Reba or Lily Tomlin on the fall edition of Dancing With The Stars to generate interest in season two. (The actresses may not want to dance, but they may be motivated to save their series.)

  • Richard Steven Hack

    chris23: “One day on Netflix I will have to check Nikita out, I loved Alias so maybe I will like Nikita.”

    Nikita is a bit grimmer than Alias. Alias had a certain tongue-in-cheek to it, with Garner’s insane disguises and whacked out James Bond gadgets. Nikita is mostly played “straight” – although there is plenty of humor from crazy hacker guy Birkhoff (Aaron Stanford, who plays the part brilliantly.)

    But yeah, if you like spy/action shows, Nikita is the best that’s been on since 24 – with the possible exception of Homeland and Strike Back. And Homeland is more of a “realism” spy thriller despite being about terrorists, and Strike Back is more military action show than straight spy stuff. So Nikita, being about secret government agencies and covert ops IS probably more like 24 and Alias than the others.

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