TV Ratings Friday: 'Happy Endings' Goes Low, 'Vegas' Dips + 'Nikita' & 'Fashion Star' Up

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April 13th, 2013


Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.8/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.183 4.318 2.833 2.311 0.955

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

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 0.8 at 8PM and an 0.6 at 8:30, both down significantly from last week's 1.1 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM & 1.0 at 8:30PM.  20/20 earned a 1.5, down three tenths from last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.4, down three tenths from last week's  1.7 adults 18-49 rating . Vegas garnered a 0.8, down a tenth from last week's 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC Fashion Star scored a 0.8, up two tenths from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating.   Rock Center garnered a 0.8, up a tenth from last week's 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita earned a 0.4, up a tenth from last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 12, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.4 5 7.30
ABC Happy Endings 0.8 3 2.76
FOX Kitchen Nightmares -R (8-10PM) 0.8 3 2.31
NBC Fashion Star 0.8 3 2.91
CW Nikita 0.4 1 1.32
8:30PM ABC Happy Endings 0.6 2 2.10
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.3 4 5.11
CBS Vegas 0.8 3 7.00
NBC Grimm -R 0.7 2 2.53
CW The Carrie Diaries -R 0.2 1 0.59
10:00 PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.41
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3 4 10.25
NBC Rock Center 0.8 3 3.060


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," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 1.6/4 with an encore delayed by golf; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.9/5.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.3/2 with an encore delayed by golf; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.1/3 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in 18-49 in the Local People Meters.
  • From 12:35-1:35 a.m. ET, "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.0/3 delayed by golf).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2 delayed by golf).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 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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  • Esdru

    YAY for Nikita!

  • danny94

    Such a shame for happy endings it really is the most underrated show on television :/

  • James

    I was expecting better from Nikita- this episode was Epic! Hope it doesn’t adjust Down! CW RENEW NIKITA ALREADY! Who Cares About These Ratings- WE WANT SEASON 4! Please People From US WATCH NIKITA FRIDAYS 8.7C ON THE CW! Thanks :)- Trust me, you’ll Fall In Love with This show!

  • Dillan

    Ouch for Happy Endings.

    TCD repeat equalling a new episode of Cult.

  • Rabbit

    I see ABC’s cynical “Save Happy Endings” campaign isn’t working out.

  • TheFrenchGuy

    Come on CBS ! Cancel Vegas now it hit a new low against repeats. 0.8 is a shame for CBS while CSI: NY got a 1.4-1.6.

  • Dodge Hickey

    Last night across the board was bad, never seen CBS hit those numbers before

  • The End


    Vegas was in the cancelation zone before being moved to Friday anyway. Just a shame that it’s hitting this low. Then again this show skewed much older than say Elementary anyway, and was one of the oldest skewing shows on the network, so the 7 million, 0.8 18-49 wasn’t surprising to me.

  • Dave

    Aw I was hoping Nikita would score a bit better for such a fantastic episode but at least it’s up :D

  • Ashley

    RIP Cult!

    At least Nikita went up!

  • Anyanka

    “If you can’t make superchicken, it’s cool.”

    Love that picture.

  • rob60990

    Happy Endings tanked from last week. Only 2 weeks left ABC.

    Lmao at Vegas. Dreadful ratings.

  • KC

    Too bad for ‘Vegas” it is actually a pretty good show. Knew it was on the death march when they moved it to Fridays. Oh well…

  • The End


    Nikita will be renewed, no worrys there.

  • richard

    I was planning to watch grimm today on demand. Find out here it was a repeat. Oh well.

  • sylvie

    @ TheFrenchGuy, I agree with you , come on CBS bring back CSI NY for a 10 th season !!!!

  • TheFrenchGuy

    @ The End

    Im not saying it’s a surprise to me but CSI: NY which is a nine-year-old Show (and the third of the franchise) could get a 1.6 and beat Blue Bloods several times. Vegas is just hurting Blue Bloods like Made in Jersey did in the fall.

  • The End


    Unfortunately that show is dead too.

  • Felipe Nikita

    last nights episode of nikita was amazing

  • The End


    I agree with you. Though at present CSI NY did a little worse than Blue Bloods overall. I’m surprised they haven’t done another CSI spinoff, or at least made plans for one.

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