TV Ratings Friday: 'Touch', 'Grimm' and 'Last Man Standing' Down + 'Nikita' & 'Blue Bloods' Rise

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March 16th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.4/5 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.4/1
Total Viewers (million) 7.960 5.753 3.618 2.727 1.148

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

Please Note: On the first Friday of Daylight Saving Time, overall Adult 18-49 TV usage was down -5% on the night, with even sharper declines from 7-8pm (-8%) and from 9-10pm (-6%). Plus, while we haven't received any specific information, there were likely plenty of local pre-emptions for college basketball last night. Adjustments in the final ratings are likely to be more significant than usual.

On ABC, Last Man  Standing earned a 1.3, down two tenths from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Malibu Country garnered a 1.0, down three tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 earned a 1.4, down two tenths after last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS,  Blue Bloods garnered a 1.7, up three tenths from last week's 1.4 among adults 18-49.

On NBC Fashion Star was even with last week's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Grimm scored a 1.4, down a tenth from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating.   Rock Center garnered a 0.7, down two tenths from last week's 0.9 among adults 18-49.

On Fox, Kitchen Nightmares earned a 1.1, down a tenth from last week's 1.2, and Touch earned a 0.6, down a tenth from last week's  0.7 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.5  adults 18-49 rating up two tenths from last week’s 0.3. Cult scored a 0.3, up a tenth from last week's 0.2 among adults 18-49.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 15, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Last Man Standing 1.3 5 6.40
CBS Undercover Boss -R 1.3 5 6.50
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1 4 3.06
NBC Fashion Star 0.8 3 2.96
CW Nikita 0.5 2 1.45
8:30PM ABC Malibu Country 1.0 4 5.52
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.6 5 5.60
NBC Grimm 1.4 5 4.88
CBS Hawaii Five-O -R 1.1 4 6.37
FOX Touch 0.6 2 2.39
CW Cult 0.3 1 0.85
10:00 PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.7 5 11.01
ABC 20/20 1.4 5 5.70
NBC Rock Center 0.7 2 3.01


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," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5 with an

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49
Wednesday results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late
Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 with an encore.  

*	From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline"
averaged a 1.2/4 in metered-market households and a 0.5/2 in 18-49 in
the Local People Meters.

*	From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5
in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/3).

*	The 0.7 for Jimmy Fallon is his highest Friday rating in the
Local People Meters in 10 weeks, since January 4 (0.7), and equals the
top "Late Night" Friday result since July 20, 2012 (0.9), the night of
the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.  Friday's guests included Justin
Timberlake and Hayden Panettiere and Timberlake was also the musical

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in
metered-market households with an encore and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49
in the 25 markets with local people meters.

*	The 0.5 for Carson Daly is his highest Friday rating in the
Local People Meters in 13 months, since February 3, 2012 (0.5).

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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • Colin

    CW will adjust down bc certain areas had the basketball game…

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    Feast on these half hour ratings like locusts on a field of ripe grain!

    8:00PM H/P 25.6
    NIKITA CW 0.5
    8:30PM H/P 28.1
    NIKITA CW 0.4
    9:00PM H/P 29.8
    SHARK TANK – R ABC 1.4
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS 1.1
    GRIMM NBC 1.4
    TOUCH FOX 0.6
    CULT CW 0.3
    9:30PM H/P 31.3
    SHARK TANK – R ABC 1.7
    HAWAII FIVE-0 – R CBS 1.1
    GRIMM NBC 1.4
    TOUCH FOX 0.6
    CULT CW 0.2
    10:00PM H/P 31.4
    20/20 ABC 1.5
    10:30PM H/P 31.0
    20/20 ABC 1.3

  • matt thompson

    Loved the addition of Mr. Bata to MC last night. He was opposite what I thought he would be. Favorite show on Friday night for us college kids. We enjoy the laughs after a hard week of classes.

  • Ethan

    Amazing for Nikita and blue bloods!…is here a mistake in the undercover boss viewer total?…it seems strange that a CBS show with a 1.3 demo wouldn’t have a higher viewer total

  • a p garcia

    Daylightsavings time wins again!

  • halloween

    Nikita ties Beauty and the Beast…hmmm

  • Kat

    I feel like the more I read the comments on this site, the more the words “flop” and “pathetic” lose all meaning.

  • Spencer

    Grimm drops a little…but I still think it’s safe. What does NBC expect out of Grimm though?? It’s on Friday, with the most incompatible lead-in that only gets a .8?? Grimm has a dedicated fanbase though. I still don’t know why NBC doesn’t try to get a series that would fit perfectly with Grimm. Oh wait…Hannibal.

  • were123

    Nikita is doing good, 0.5 is just in pair with TCD and B&TB! CW must be pleased with it.

  • Danimals

    Why these haters have to be anal about it. such trolls, you guys should kill yourselves. I don’t mind the “it will adjust down” but targeting the fans itself if just… so yeah.

  • SJ

    Season high for Blue Bloods!

  • Matt

    Yeah for me too, CBS and ABC were both preempted. These numbers for last night are going to be skewed everywhere.

  • zerg

    Mmmm…Nikita seems too high..

  • Con

    Brilliant numbers for Blue Bloods!

  • Adrian

    I read somewhere that CW was indeed preempted, same as Thursday. But since BATB didn’t adjust down, maybe Nikita won’t either. Or at least it will go down to 0.4 instead of all the way down to 0.3

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  • s0303

    blue bloods and nikita seem too high…blue bloods never gets a 1.7 anymore…

    malibu country at 1.0…if that holds, that could be the end…

    grimm still good at 1.4, especially considering the other shows on nbc…

  • Mark3

    Even tho i didnt get to watch cult. NO one got to watch it were i live in st louis. Cuz thwywere showing college basketball. Sux

  • zerg

    The bear says we should wait the final numbers

  • John A

    Weird that Blue Bloods got a Season high with a repeat. Good for it.

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