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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  • BigBrotherFan

    NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! VEGAS!!!! NOOOO!!!!! I’m not one to complain but CBS why??? Sarah Jones does not deserve this! How can people not tune into this show it’s so much fun and Sarah Jones is such a world class grade A babe!!! I love Dennis Quaid in this show too he’s so campy it’s funny! It sounds like he has a huge phlem problem everytime he speaks or he’s in the late stages of lung cancer or has a voice box. It’s way overthetop!

    All the hot chicks are on Fridays now…Maggie Q, Sarah Jones, Elisha and Jane from Happy Endings!!! I always look forward to my recorded Friday shows now..I’m bummed NIKITA went down! CW needs to treat this show better next to HART OF DIXIE it’s the only CW show I watch since I swore off them after their horrible treatment of the redone Melrose Place that was FAR superior to 90210 trash!

    I really hope CBS doesn’t pull the plug on VEGAS because it needs time for people to find it due to 0 freakin promotion. If they gave Vegas a fraction of the promo that GOLDENFLOP gets it would of been over a 1.0, atleast.

    Touch looks so pathetic! Keifer deserves so much better and KRING always screws up his shows and they totally SUCK after the first season (HEROES?). The only thing good about Season 2 and Season 3 of HEROES was Kristin Bell (Veronica Mars) Touch has 0 redeeming qualities now and that kid is beyond annoying! JAKE JAKE JAKE JAKE!!!! agh shut up Keifer they need to expland his dialoge lol

  • Claudia


    Cry me a river! Im not comparing both shows, its what it is, Nikita is a low rated show Period, deal with it! It gets the pitty renewal for syndication despite its low rating like if you guys have a lot to stand for you to judge…..I wish SPN, TVD, or Arrow fans would bash BATB but no they dont, I havent seen any of those fans do that, the way HOD & Nikita fans do…its even pathetic!

  • Brandy

    @Dan, also, when seven year old Christmas specials beat Nikitas ratings (0 5_0.3) & repeats get the same 0 3_0 4 CW and WB gotta be wondering if renewing a show that costs more than repeats of specials or repeats on CW is worth it, three weeks ago, a repeat of the Justin Timberlake sprecial got 0.4Secondly, networks dont usually buy one the lowest rated shows on another network that noone will watch in syndication and noone watched the first time aroun cause that would,be a loss and waste for them.Most syndicated shows are either high rated or stable middling performers.

  • Mert Uzun

    CBS should renew CSI NY. Since CSI NY’s season finale, things are not going on its way for CBS.

  • Don

    Vegas gets the most viewers overall but still is considered a failure? Go figure.

  • sfdjgn

    I used to be a Nikita fan. Nowadays the show pretty much sucks. Like will they create ten more hidden agencies?

    Yes the ratings sucks. It used to be a decent show, they are trying too much and please cancel it now. 3 season the last

    But im pretty sure that it will not happen

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Posted April 6, 2013 at 11:44 AM
    “From what I understand, Vegas has an actual storyline. That kind of ambition is far too confusing for the average CBS viewer.”|

    Give me a break.

    While I too recognize that the CBS TV landscape as no oasis of creative programming (except maybe POI) I do know that Vegas was no The Wire or Lost or Breaking Bad, etc.

    It is neither ambitious or well executed and would certainly have met with a similar fate and even lower ratings on any other network.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    I feel all the college students who will loose their favorite drinking game when Touch is finally dead and buried.

    The take a gulp every time Kiefer says “Jake” is really popular I understand ;-)

  • colt13

    Got to give Grimm and Shark Tank credit. No matter what is on before or after, they keep their core audience.

  • Kavyn

    Too bad for Nikita, hopefully it rises next week, it was a good plot-centric episode :)

  • Mon

    Vegas has had plenty of promotion since Golden Boy permanently moved to Tuesdays. CBS is actually not giving up. You’d think they wouldn’t bother promoting it since they will cancel it anyway. But no, they’re still promoting Vegas. Since it isn’t hurting Blue Bloods (not that a 1.4 against two news magazines is spectacular), I can see CBS airing all the episodes. But if it goes below 0.8 my guess repeats of NCIS or CM (or H50 since it is relocating there this summer) will take its place.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Petar Ivanov
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 12:11 PM
    “CBS better put NCIS and POI reruns instead Vegas. They will be AT LEAST 1.0+ and i doubt that will be lower than 1.1-1.2″

    You are nothing if not consistent regarding getting a POI mention in :-)

    What would be more effective for them though would be rather than to put what would surely be better performing repeats of POI or NCIS there, would be to put Mentalist reruns in there for a test drive of a possible fall schedule change.

    I don’t watch The Mentalist but I understand there is a Red John arc. If this is going to be a focus of the final episodes of the season maybe they could air Red John centered repeats on the Fridays running up to the Sunday May 5th finale. Obviously you can only get so much information from repeats but even still.
    If I remember correctly, CBS had a single repeat airing of The Mentalist on a Friday last year.

    I guess another possibility would be splitting the final 5 Vegas air dates between The Good Wife and The Mentalist to see if one gets more traction than another then you could compare repeats of one against repeats of another. That may however, be many schedule games for CBS viewers.

    Just a thought.

  • Kavyn

    Oh hi Brandy, looks like you already had your morning cup of haterade today ;)

  • Petar Ivanov

    @Anthony Parello (AP076)

    Only shows that beat NCIS and POI reruns on CBS is TBBT rerun and TAHM rerun. SO no TM repeats won’t be better than POI and NCIS there. H5O has a point only if CBS will move it to friday next season.

  • Petar Ivanov

    ps are not is sorry.

  • DeanW

    Vegas = Made in Jersey on Friday :) #Savecsiny

  • Rebecca

    @The Old Woman
    Shark Tank is an interesting show (I’ve watched a handful of episodes). Here, I’m copying and pasting from its write-up on the futon critic site: “In Season 4, the Sharks will offer $12.8 million of their own money in investment deals to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs. The Sharks — tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons — give budding entrepreneurs the chance to make their dreams come true and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires. They are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.”
    As usual, we enjoyed Grimm last night and I watched HE but need to re-watch the episodes online so I can use the subtitles and pay closer attention, lol. I had to check the HE episodes’ schedule on futon critic because in the first episode Max’s hair looked really different (and better than usual, lol) and then in the next episode his hair was wild, longer and curly again – maybe there was a chunk of time in between filming those episodes because his hair seemed to grow a bit. The episodes were in the right order. Just finished streaming Touch – I’m glad it’s starting to wrap up its storylines. Good show, just not meant to last beyond this season, it seems.

  • Brian

    Go Grimm :)

  • andri

    Everyone on board can clearly see ABC preempting happy endings.the thicket in theorist scissored forest is goner.rwidow and body of proof whom floats right by without a thanksgivings Macy ‘s parade & a parsed gre
    eting card.

  • Anthony Parello (AP076)

    @Petar Ivanov
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    “Only shows that beat NCIS and POI reruns on CBS is TBBT rerun and TAHM rerun. SO no TM repeats won’t be better than POI and NCIS there. H5O has a point only if CBS will move it to friday next season.”

    What I said was:
    “ather than to put what would surely be better performing repeats of POI or NCIS there, would be to put Mentalist reruns in there for a test drive of a possible fall schedule change.”

    I know those shows would get better ratings than The Mentalist or 5-O but if CBS is thinking of moving either to Friday in the fall (I forgot about 5-O going there in the summer) then it is worth taking a hit in the ratings to see how the shows perform. This would be in April, prior to May sweeps, so a relative ratings hit would mean little.

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