TV Ratings Friday:'Happy Endings' & 'Shark Tank' Rise, 'Grimm' Up, 'Vegas' Sinks & 'Nikita' Down

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April 6th, 2013

Grimm April 5

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.6/6 1.3/5 0.9/3 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (million) 5.177 8.937 3.670 2.285 0.924

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

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM up 22 percent from last week’s 0.9. A second episode at 8:30 scored a 1.0 up 43 percent from last week’s  0.7 Shark Tank garnered a 2.1, up 22 percent from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  20/20 earned a 1.8 up 29 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating up 14 percent from a 1.4 on March 8. The timeslot premiere of Vegas garnered a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating down 40 percent from a 1.5 on February 21. Your predictions were far too optimistic. Blue Bloods scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating even with its most recent new episode on March 15.

On NBC Fashion Star scored a 0.6 down 14 percent from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.  Grimm earned a1.5 up 7 percent from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Rock Center garnered a 0.7 down 13 percent from last week's 0.8 among adults 18-49.

On Fox, Touch earned a 0.6 up 20 percent from last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.3 down 25 percent from last week's  0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Cult scored a 0.2 up 100 percent from last week's 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 5, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.6/6 8.45
ABC Happy Endings 1.1/4 3.30
FOX Kitchen Nightmares - R 0.7/3 2.17
NBC Fashion Star 0.6/2 2.58
CW Nikita 0.3/1 1.26
8:30 ABC Happy Endings 1.0/4 2.67
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 2.1/7 6.77
NBC Grimm 1.5/5 4.96
CBS Vegas 0.9/3 7.59
FOX Touch 0.6/2 2.40
CW Cult 0.2/1 0.59
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.8/6 5.78
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4/5 10.77
NBC Rock Center 0.7/2 3.48


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," 2.6/6; 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; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.9/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.5/5 in metered-market households and a 0.6/3 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" (1.2/4 with an encore). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 with an encore).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • John A

    Go Grimm and Shark Tank. Lol Nikita couldnt even beat TVD and HOD repeats this week.

  • rob60990

    What random breaks for Nikita? It was new last week and still down. Excuses excuses…

  • RJ

    Shark Tank is a beast.

  • forg

    HE is still below what Last Man Standing and Malibu Country gets but it’s a nice bump from 0.9 and 0.7.

    Shark Tank is Friday ratings superstar.

    I have a feeling Cult will be adjusted to 0.1 in the finals

  • m8991

    CSI: NY and Blue Bloods are still the best pair. They pretty much draw the same audience.

  • Marc

    Better for HE. Makes a USA pickup a little more appealing. Still underperforming the normal ABC Fri lineup by about 30-35% in Demo and 50% in viewers.

  • Reache

    What happened 20/20?? It’s higher than usual…

  • Melissa

    Half-hours per Marc Berman

    Undercover Boss – 1.5/1.7
    Fashion Star – 0.6/0.7
    Kitchen Nightmares (R) – 0.7/0.7
    Nikita – 0.3/0.3

    Shark Tank – 1.9/2.2
    Vegas – 0.9/0.9
    Grimm – 1.5/1.4
    Touch – 0.6/0.6
    Cult – 0.2/0.1

    20/20 – 1.9/1.7
    Blue Bloods – 1.4/1.5
    Rock Center – 0.8/0.7

  • Cass


    It’s possible that like PP fans, HE watchers didn’t know about the time slot change until after it’d had already aired on Friday. I hope there weren’t preemptions that inflated those ratings but it’s probably best to wait for finals.

    Sigh, Nikita. I expected a drop given DST and all but even though it’s safe due to syndication, I still wish it would at least keep its steady 0.4s.

  • Petar Ivanov

    CSI or TGW will be on friday next season for CBS.

  • Petar Ivanov

    abc friday is strong. Only sitcoms are bad.

  • Alex

    Better for Happy Endings but still not good enough. I find it slightly odd that the first episode rates better than the second though.

    Vegas confirms its death once and for all. No second chance Friday for it.

    Shark Tank continues to do well on ABC. I still think its the obvious solution for their Thursday 8PM problem next season. Shark Tank / SHIELD / Scandal seems like a strong night to me even if Scandal and SHIELD are slightly odd pairing.

  • Melissa


    1.1 is near what Malibu Country delivers!

    1.1 is Malibu Country’s season low. It averaged a 1.4.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Sara Bibel

    Remember that Happy Endings had the misfortune of premiering opposite the NCAA tournament. I don’t think it’s Fan Excuse bingo to say that a lot of people chose to watch a popular live sporting event last Friday night. That wasn’t an option this week.

  • Ron

    Series high for Shark Tank?

  • Melissa


    I still think its the obvious solution for their Thursday 8PM problem next season. Shark Tank / SHIELD / Scandal seems like a strong night to me even if Scandal and SHIELD are slightly odd pairing.

    I like the idea of Shark Tank on Thursdays at 8. But…SHIELD? What about Grey’s Anatomy?

  • lll

    CBS promoted the s**t out of Vegas and it gets those abysmal ratings? IT gives CSI:NY some hope, but both shows will bite the dust at the end of the season. At least CSI:NY did create an ending.

  • Melissa


    Series high for Shark Tank?

    No, its series high was a 2.3 on 11/2/12.

  • The Old Woman

    What exactly is Shark Tank? Is it about sharks?

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Repeats do not earn money for studios

    Not true. They do. Networks pay for original and number of repeats(i think 3 for episode but not sure) And repeats make money too. CBS program for example is all year long the same show on the same places and that is one of the reason that is so strong as network and towers ahead of others.

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