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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  • Colin

    NBC killed Fashion Star

  • Michael

    It’s pathetic- Grimm did better than most of NBC’s weekday shows.

  • JayZ

    happy Grimm didnt go down much ! excellent episode last night !!!
    oh by the way REVENGE COMES BACK SUNDAY !!!!

  • PurpleDrazi

    That’ll do Grimm, that’ll do…

  • forg

    Fashion Star is basically a product placement show right so I don’t think NBC will pull that out

  • Mark Wood

    Actually surprised that Cult didn’t drop harder ( clearly with demo with out data to the next decimal point will never get a true picture of how much it dropped), but its viewer only went from a .82 to a .72 (minus any adjustments I
    in finals), I really expected viewer total around half a million.

    It is of course still deader then dead.

  • PurpleDrazi

    Oh, and where are the people that said Cult and Golden Boy would hurt Grimm?



  • Marc

    I think LMS and MC will both be removed. I previously favored dropping Shark Tank to another night, but am not sure it would do better than 2.0 so why mess with that? A Sunday at 10 or dropping it to Fri at 10 if ABC wants to expand TGIF, but I’m thinking they might leave the night as is.

  • Marc

    Renewed not removed…

  • Mon

    Well in fairness to Golden Boy, it went up against Shark Tank and Grimm while Blue Bloods was up against tabloid shows and still managed to lose to one of them. GB’s rating is bad but I bet BB would do just as bad at 9pm that’s maybe why CBS isn’t moving it to 9pm and have Vegas/GB at 10pm. Most likely, Vegas will do around the same as GB once it premiered on that timeslot on April 5.

  • CBSviewer

    Cancel Golden Boy and Renew CSI: NY ! Vegas will flop on Friday.

  • Ultima

    By this point they’re be better swapping it with Deception

    How does that make any sense at all? Deception only has two episodes left and Revolution is returning after that.

  • catsrule

    I wish the ratings for Kitchen Nightmares and Touch were reversed. Gordon Ramsay is a douche, I don’t understand his appeal. Touch, on the other hand, is wonderful. It has become my 2nd favorite current show after Once Upon a Time. NBC’s Thursday lineup next year should be Community/Parks/Parenthood/Grimm. Michael J. Fox can go Tuesdays at 9:00.

  • Ultima

    @John A
    Nikita fell to a 0.3 at half hour so it probably will be adjusted down.


  • Holly


    In all fairness to Golden Boy…

    There’s all sorts of Fan Excuse Bingo you can play with last night’s ratings for GB, but it doesn’t matter because 1) the Tuesday numbers are really the only ones that will count and 2) it’s bearchow regardless.

  • Joseph D

    Okay, in returning Grimm is now evenly matched with Last Man Standing. We all know NBC is happy with Grimm, but still keep in mind the apples to oranges comparisons. Both shows air on Fridays, which few people stay home to watch TV on.

    But on one hand, we have a genre show/fantasy-themed procedural airing on a network that’s begging “Come back, The Voice! Come baaaack!” With a 1.5, Grimm is outperforming Deception (airing on Mondays) and Smash (Tuesdays), and Do No Harm (Thursdays) dropped to about half that rating before it was mercy killed. Really, the only strong-performing drama on NBC right now is Wednesday’s Chicago Fire (Revolution doesn’t return until The Voice does).

    On the other, the multi-camera sitcom Last Man Standing has rebounded, but at the same level as Grimm it’s really only outperforming comedies that are no longer airing. (Fare thee well, Don’t Trust the B– in Apt 23, too bad I only cared about Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s appearance on you). Of course, Happy Endings will take over for LSM and Malibu Country in a couple of weeks, so it may be interesting to see how that pans out. And yet, we must remember that LSM’s Friday lows were still better than not just Happy’s Tuesday lows, but its SUNDAY lows too.

    I reiterate, with this record of relative improvement and with the potential of Happy Endings merely getting burned off in-season, I think LSM stands a decent chance of renewal, even if Malibu Country very likely won’t. Still, I most solidly conclude that it will all depend on ABC’s mood. Will Paul Lee want to pursue this Friday experiment further? Only time will tell.

  • Ryan

    Nikita SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMAO

  • forg

    I hope LMS will not fall below 1.5 next week and rise in its season finale. The changes this season was jarring at first but they got their groove back on so I hope ABC keeps it around for another season

  • tvwatcher

    “grimm sandwiched between a 0.8 and 0.9 and manages 1.5…that’s great!!! go grimm!”

    After a 4 month hiatus and on a Friday. It’s build up its own fanbase.

    I wish NBC could, at some point, pair it with another decent show. But hey, this is NBC, and their wisdom about shows and programming is difficult to grasp at any time.

  • Felipe

    Nikita did or not 0.4/0.3 in the half-hours? D:

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