Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Kitchen Nightmares' & 'Nikita' Adjusted Down; No Adjustment for 'Grimm'

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March 11th, 2013


Kitchen Nightmares and Nikita were adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 8, 2013:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.5 5 6.96
CBS Undercover Boss 1.4 5 7.33
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.2 4 3.31
NBC Fashion Star 0.8 3 2.96
CW Nikita 0.3 1 1.37
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.3 4 5.92
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 2.0 6 6.89
NBC Grimm 1.5 5 4.90
CBS Golden Boy 1.0 3 7.41
FOX Touch 0.7 2 2.60
CW Cult 0.2 1 0.68
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.6 5 5.55
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 10.72
NBC Rock Center 0.9 3 3.75

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • BL

    I just found that American Ninja Warrior has its season finale on Saturday, March 23. I thought of a good idea: NBC needs to move Fashion Star to Saturday Nights due to its pathetic season 2 premiere ratings starting March 30. I believe a Law and Order SVU re-run on Fridays would do better than any new episode of FS.

  • John A

    Ha i knew Nikita would adjust down.

  • Sab G

    Such a shame about Nikita. It really is such a good show.

  • Dan

    Strange that Nikita got a 0.3 and its the second most viewed episode of the season. Anyone have the weekly 18-49 im really curious to see?

  • sylvie

    Bring back CSI NY !!!!

  • Anon

    HoD’s audience just might be willing to follow it to Fridays @ 9. It certainly wouldn’t do any worse than Cult and it would likely do better.

  • Ali

    Such a shame about Nikita…Why cant it just stick to 0.4!

  • Ryan

    Its so weird to me that Nikita hits .5 twice then is off one week and locks in to a .3 now for 3 weeks? I think. Thankfully the cw has so few hits combined with the force of syndication should keep it safe but It would worry more if DST caused it to hit .2 next week. We have to remember that the cw renewed Nikita while it was hitting consistent .4s at the end of last season. Positive Non rating variables that we don’t see should be able to offset one tenth difference so people assuming the worst have to keep that in mind. Nikita is such a great action show so many people are missing out! can’t wait until next weeks episode.

  • Ali

    oh and it looks like ABC is the new king of Friday. I think The Last Man Standing and Malibu Country have got a REALLY good chance at renewal. Moving Shark Tank to 9pm was the best move ABC has done in a long time.

  • Dillan

    Ouch for Nikita. It will most likely still be renewed.

  • Guest

    CW cancel Nikita!!!! Why is it getting renewed?!?…

  • herpderp

    ROFL @ Nikita fanboys making excuses for the low ratings and acting all high and mighty like their show is too good for The CW. It’s all the same crap, folks.

  • Guest

    Wow! Cult is doing worse than EOMD. Cult has to be the biggest flop to come out of the CW lol

  • Bern

    Damn Nikita. Great action show but it deserves to be on another network or cable.
    This upcoming Friday Nikita’s rating would not be good because of stupid college basketball (starts on Wed-Fri). Supernatural, TVD, B&TB, Nikita, and Cult are all going to air on Saturday in my area. Low ratings on all of this 5 shows.

  • kbmv

    Nikita is not a good show. I don’t know anyone who would waste their time watching that crap. A lot of excuses for it’s sub-par ratings.

  • RayM3

    lol @ kbmv Nikita is not a good show its a great show.

  • Alen

    Nikita sure has the viewers but too bad about the demo. I think it will still be renewed. And yes it really is a good show.

    Also good for LMS.

  • Luke

    Lot of trash about Nikita, I’ve been a fan since day one, yes it’s not been great, but it’s a good solid show, anyway CW only has two/three ‘great’ shows. I expect Nikita will be renewed but you can never tell these days, sucks that it keeps adjusting down, if it held some of those .4’s it’ll be a safe bet by now.

  • Fake Me Out

    I’ve never questioned the quality of Nikita before, just it’s horrific ratings … and I don’t watch it so can’t comment directly … I’m just puzzled why a show the fans say is so great just keeps sinking to new lows? I know ratings do not equal quality but we usually mean that when shows get strangled in the crib, not heading into their 4th season. So I’m kinda wondering why a “quality show” can’t attract new viewers nor apparently even keep the fanz it already has watching? Inquiring minds would like to know.

    And I’m glad my fears were unfounded regarding the return of Grimm. Unless there is a complete and total ratings collapse from here on out I see a 3rd season coming and therefore a very likely 4th as well … perhaps more if it can keep these levels and NBC doesn’t close-up shop and call it a day. What’s the odds of NBC making it to it’s 90th birthday in 2016?


  • Felipe Nikita

    nikita is a great show and for me the quality of it has not fallen in season 3, just because theres not a definit goal, it doesnt mean its bad, actually, I get :OO every episode , and I watch a lot of shows

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