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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  • rob60990

    Is Bondoel/Mikey posting under a womans name now? Lmao.

  • Carl

    Hope Grimm adjusts up or stays where it is.

    The CW should have just taken this week off. Other than Arrow, most of their shows with new episodes took a hit.

  • oktimeforplanc

    Woohoo Cult went up lol. It will probably get adjusted down.

  • tommie

    Cult scored a 0.2 up 100 percent from last week’s 0.1 adults 18-49 rating.

    Yes, Cult! Get that second season order!

  • Samunto

    Grimm is like in an island of it’s own. Why does NBC still hold on to Rock Center?

  • DW

    go vegas. 6 seasons and a movie. :)

  • JD

    Yay Happy Endings! Not great, but for the what, fourth night of the week they’ve thrown it to, those are great improvements. I wish they’d swap Shark Tank and HE to help boost it…having it start out the night is a little cruel. Hopefully USA picks it up and treats it better.

  • Cass


    You want ABC to move Grey’s Anatomy and replace it with SHIELD? I wonder if they will break up the GA-Scandal pairing given how that worked out for Private Practice. if they were going to separate the two, next season would probably be best given the hot streak Scandal has been on. But I just can’t see them moving GA after all these years.

  • Nerdbot

    Nikki :(

  • Melissa

    CW Press Release: And new Friday powerhouse Cult doubled its week-ago telecast in A18-49!

  • Petar Ivanov

    @CBS promoted the s**t out of Vegas

    To be fair in interenet i saw zero promos. so not that much in the end.

  • John K.

    If these numbers hold up in the coming week, I could see ABC renewing all three (LMS, MC and HE) and air them in a rotation on Fridays (ie. From Sept-Dec air LMS and MC, from Jan-March air MC and HE, and then from Apr-May air remaining LMS and HE. That way there are not many repeats, HE gets to syndication, and numbers remain consistent.

  • John A

    Vegas really bombed. CBS didnt promote it all i assume.

  • tvwatcher

    GO GRIMM! GO! GO! :D

    So NBC, 0.6 at 8 pm, 1.5 at 9 pm for Grimm and then 0.7 at 10 pm. Is there any confusion about this pattern? Could you possibly pair something good with Grimm? Could you take the challenge?

  • Alex

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

    Its time for Grey’s to depart that Thursday 9PM slot. And I know that people will respond to this by saying that its still doing well there but chances are it won’t be next season. Assuming it repeats this seasons decline it’ll be looking at a mid-2 next season at least. ABC needs to get a new strong show in there before any of the other network stakes their claim on the slot and I suspect everyone will be trying to do just that next season. Personally I’d probably put Grey’s back on Sunday for its final season. Once / Grey’s / New Drama (or Revenge maybe).

  • Cass

    Why does NBC still hold on to Rock Center?

    It’s dirt cheap to produce along the lines of a reality TV show and isn’t doing any worse/better than anything else they’ve got to stick there.

  • Melissa

    @Sara Bibel

    On ABC, Happy Endings earned a adults 18-49 rating at 8PM up 22 percent from last week’s 0.9.

    Happy Endings earned a [blank] adults 18-49 rating at 8PM?

  • Ron

    BTW Made in Jersey premiered to a 1.1 and 7.82 million viewers with a weaker lead in. Vegas is dead

  • Dan S

    @John K, HE will get cancelled by ABC but it looks like USA wants it to pair with off network reruns of Modern Family. I wouldn’t completely rule out MC coming back but I’m less than optimistic it’ll return.
    As for Vegas last night was the final nail & anyone thinking it’ll return are as delusional as those thinking NY will be back.

  • s0303

    great for shark tank, but i watch grimm and quit watching it since they moved it this season…grimm doing 1.5 is great also considering its sandwiched between an 0.6 and an 0.7 :)

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