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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  • Jamie

    The CW should air Cult in the summer and put more reruns on Friday to maximize exposure of BATB and Arrow.

  • Adrian

    Good for Grimm, I was expecting 1.3 or lower. Definitely a strong episode I hope it goes up in the finals to match its fall finale.

    Nikita is doing ok, if it can continue to keep 0.4s it will be renewed. Bad news for Cult, and also for Beauty and especially Carrie, as it tied Nikita on a weekday.

  • matt

    Trash fashion star, not doing Grimm any favors as a lead-in

  • Nikki

    Poor Cult :(

    Not going to pretend it’s the greatest show in the world, but there are certainly much worse offerings out there that still manage ok ratings…

  • Dan

    Nikita full fourth final season fridays

    Last Man Standing will definitely be renewed with those numbers as well as Grimm for third seasons.

    Good thing Golden Boy is staying on Tuesdays, if that friday airing is any indication of how it would do on fridays or how Vegas would perform, then they’re both doomed.

  • s0303

    am i the only one liking golden boy??? the first episode wasn’t that good, but i really liked the last 2 :(

    @liam…golden boy was only one friday this week and now going back to tuesdays…

    @paris grimm did great considering how nbc did the rest of the night :)

  • forg

    LMS is crazy consistent at 1.5, if it can get 1.5 again with DST disadvantage then ABC should think no further and renew it. Such a shame it’s over in 2 weeks. I love Happy Endings but I wish LMS got additional episode order instead

  • starship

    Grimm’s doing amazing, especially for NBC and especially on Friday (and after such a long hiatus). 3rd season , here we come.
    Nikita up and EP of the show thinking of ending it on a cliffhanger = 4th season certain.
    Cult is pulling pretty much the same numbers it did on Tuesday, it’s not getting renewed, but since most episodes have been filmed, I don’t see the CW yanking it off the schedule.

  • Ram510

    Happy Nikita is up! It was an amazing episode and I hope this trend continues. Nikita has been great for the past 3 weeks. Now that it will air a few more episodes uninterrupted I hope people start to come back to the show

    In the next few weeks if Nikita can gain a couple more tenths and Fashion Star loses some Nikita and FS could tie. I hope Nikita beats it at least once

  • danny94

    Not bad for grimm i had a bad feeling it would sink to new lows but a 1.5 is very respectable

  • John A

    Go Grimm. Nikita fell to a 0.3 at half hour so it probably will be adjusted down.

  • r0ckmypants

    Why is everyone being ridiculous saying, “Terrible for Cult! When it will get pulled?” etc. It dropped a tenth in its unadvertised move to Friday. And remember when Nikita pulled 0.2s earlier this season? Relax yourselves.

  • L

    Why on earth NBC is even airing Fashion Star in the first place… Don’t get me wrong, I love the show but it’s a niche reality series suited for cable television– and shipping it to Friday night’s where it has even less of an audience is just downright stupid. By this point they’re be better swapping it with Deception. At least then Fashion Star has a reality lead in, and Grimm has a at least remotely similar in tone series ahead of it.

  • rob60990

    1.3 or 1.4 for Malibu Country?

  • BoB

    Golden Boy 1.0
    What was CBS thinking with this dog, are they trying to become the next NBC?

  • John A

    And people say a 2.0 is impossibe look at Shark Tank people.

  • HalCapone

    Grimm has no place to go but down to 1.0 or less as the season progresses.

  • Spencer

    Grimm did great!!!! Given that it came back from a practically 3 month hiatus, on Friday, and it’s lead in was a .8…So Happy!! And NBC really should pair up Hannibal with Grimm. Those two are so compatible with each other. Why on Earth would NBC think Fashion Star and Rock Center would go well with Grimm??? Because Hannibal will probably bomb because it’s NBC thursday at 10…so NBC at least give it a fighting chance.

  • Danimals

    John, you do realize half hours has nothing to do with adjustments, right?

  • r0ckmypants

    @John A – Who said a 2.0 is impossible? Grimm did it in the fall.

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