Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Happy Endings', 'Undercover Boss' & '20/20' Adjusted Up; 'Nikita' Adjusted Down

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April 15th, 2013


Undercover Boss, the 8:30PM episode of Happy Endings, and 20/20 were each adjusted up a tenth while Nikita was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

Want to know why adjustments occur to the preliminary ratings? Read this.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 12, 2013:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.5/6 7.46
NBC Fashion Star 0.8/3 2.95
ABC Happy Endings 0.8/3 2.73
FOX Kitchen Nightmares - R 0.7/3 2.11
CW Nikita 0.3/1 1.15
8:30 ABC Happy Endings 0.7/2 2.08
9:00 ABC Shark Tank - R (9-10:01PM) 1.4/4 5.16
FOX Kitchen Nightmares - R 1.0/3 2.54
CBS Vegas 0.8/3 7.20
NBC Grimm - R 0.7/2 2.61
CW The Carrie Diaries - R 0.2/1 0.58
10:00 ABC 20/20 (10:01-11PM) 1.6/5 5.46
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3/4 10.65
NBC Rock Center 0.8/3 3.05

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Charmed

    Yay TCD repeat! It might be renewed and moved to Friday next season!

  • CrimTV

    REVOLUTION is pre-empted tonight due to the Bombings in Boston

  • maplab98

    Nikita adjusted down :'(

  • Bern

    Damn! Not happy for Nikita. Quality show that deserves great ratings.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    While it would be nice for Nikita to hold its initial ratings, it’s completely irrelevant to its renewal prospects. It’s also only the fourth or fifth time – I can’t remember the most recent adjustments – it’s adjusted down this season.

    TCD is still dead as a doornail. Anyone thinking a .3 repeat gets TCD renewed is delusional.

    And special for Claudia: DEATH TO BATB! :-)

    BTW, anyone getting annoyed by the spam box alert every time you post? Guys, you realize that a spammer would have no trouble filling in a simple checkbox automatically right? Not when they can defeat CAPTCHA’s…

  • Lisa

    A .3 for Nikita? LMAO.

  • Michael

    Nikita has had woeful ratings, since season 1. The show will be renewed for another season.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Actually Nikita season one, by today’s CW standards, wasn’t bad – averaged a .9, probably roughly where Arrow will end up this season. Nikita fell in season two to a .5 average. Currently doing .36 average, has been very stable fluctuating in the .3-.4 range with 6 .4’s, 8 .3’s, one .2 and two .5’s. I wouldn’t be surprised to see next season do pretty much the same.

  • Fake Me Out

    Since a Nikita renewal is likely solely on the basis of syndication prospects … I wonder what S04 will bring ratings wise?

    Has it bottomed out @ 0.3 or will it still sink lower as most shows do as they age and start to hit 0.1 & 0.2 … and would that be enough for the CW mgmt to pull the trigger and yank it off for summer burn off (since Saturday burn off is not available for the CW)?

    Or is the opposite possible? Can Nikita climb back into 0.5 or better range for it’s final episodes?

    My guess is if they have more than 13 episodes, this time next year we’ll be seeing 0.2 or 0.1 for Nikita. And if the CW mgmt has any ability to override their WB masters I’ll add that we won’t see those 0.2’s since only 13 episodes will be forced upon, errr, ordered for S04.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Fake Me Out: No chance. The CW has no desire to run Nikita for more seasons than four to get to syndication. So the final season will be 22 episodes which will give them 89 (season two had 23 episodes).

    As I said above, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Nikita replicate this season’s ratings next season – perhaps with a couple more .2’s over the season. The season average is likely to be .3.

    Or they could stop the procedural episodes all together, up the ante and claw back to a season average of .4 or even .5. Their choice. I suspect the preponderance of procedural episodes this season was because that improves syndication value (serials don’t do well in syndication, allegedly.) But I think it was a mistake – they should have carried on from season two.

    Specifically, at the end of season two, Percy was trying to get into a new clandestine organization, one more powerful than Oversight. They should have continued that story line. I think the ratings might have been slightly better this season if they had.

    In any event, there’s no way the CW will pull it from the schedule or limit the episodes. They need to get to syndication as quickly as possible. Friday night is dead anyway, they have worse problems on Monday and Tuesday.

  • BV

    If you went by number of reactions in this forum, Nikita would be highest rated show. BTW, love Nikita!

  • Hi

    Nikita Season 1 (after the Vampire Diaries)

    1 – 1.4/4 3.57m
    2 – 1.3/4 3.19m
    3 – 1.1/3 3.15m
    4 – 1.0/3 2.68m
    5 – 1.1/3 2.90m
    6 – 1.0/3 2.81m
    7 – 1.0/3 2.48m
    8 – 0.9/2 2.41m
    9 – 0.9/2 2.33m
    10 – 0.8/2 2.30m
    11 – 0.8/2 2.29m
    12 – 1.1/3 2.62m
    13 – 0.9/2 2.40m
    14 – 0.7/2 1.89m
    15 – 0.8/2 2.10m
    16 – 0.8/2 2.14m
    17 – 0.7/2 1.82m
    18 – 0.8/2 2.21m
    19 – 0.8/2 2.01m
    20 – 0.6/2 1.72m
    21 – 0.8/2 2.00m
    22 – 0.7/2 1.94m

    Beauty and the Beast Season 1 (after the Vampire Diaries)

    1 – 1.2 2.78m
    2 – 0.7 2.00m
    3 – 0.6 1.88m
    4 – 0.6 1.70m
    5 – 0.7 1.84m
    6 – 0.6 1.56m
    7 – 0.6 1.52m
    8 – 0.5 1.41m
    9 – 0.6 1.59m
    10 – 0.7 1.79m
    11 – 0.7 1.72m
    12 – 0.6 1.48m
    13 – 0.5 1.40m
    14 – 0.5 1.52m
    15 – 0.5 1.43m
    16 – 0.6 1.72m
    17 – 0.6 1.50m

    To the ‘beasties': Shhh.. Shut up.

  • JR35

    jon, why do you wish Shark Tank adjusted down? It still would have won the 9 p.m. hour.

  • Ram510

    Aww man I actually thought Nikita would adjust up or at least stay the same. I wasnt prepare for it to be adjusted down. Sucks

  • Dahne

    @Hi – I think you need to read about the Gunsmoke rule. You cannot compare a network’s ratings from years past to current ratings. This is especially true with the CW given that it went off a steep ratings cliff in recent years. For instance, Supernatural averaged 1.4 in demo in its second season and it was debatable about whether it would be renewed or not. Now the CW would kill for a 1.4 show.

    You would be better off comparing how Nikita’s ratings were compared to the average CW ratings that year and comparing that to the 0.94 that Beauty and the Beast has this year. Basically, before you tell someone else to shut up at least make sure you are comparing apples to apples because throwing random statistics does not help your case.

    Oh and I say this as someone who likes Nikita and couldn’t get past the third episode of Beauty and the Beast.

  • Googly

    Maybe if they advertised Nikita as a comedy, more people would watch. Currently, you think you are going to be watching a great spy thriller and it’s like…”oh my gawd Michael, I totally want to smell your balls right now” and that’s coming from Seymour Butts.

    Watch the Americans people. Get a clue.

  • Hi


    Ok. So they should look to Arrow (this year, without TVD as lead in) and shut up. Their show is not a hit, they should be humble and feel lucky if get a renew. Compare their ratings with Nikita’s (friday on his 3rd season) is just ridiculous.

    Who doesn’t have a house of glass that shoot the first rock.

  • Tina F.

    Started the first Season of Nikita on Friday as well?

  • evesix

    I know, Nikita has had embarrassing ratings since like forever and is renewed each years. But it’s the dumb fans loss who keep annoying us for it useless renewal each times, because true, it’ll be renewed, but next year it’ll be cancelled due to abysmal ratings and it will end on a stupid cliffhanger ending. And all they’ll have to do once this happens, is suck it and blame nobody but themselves.

  • thesnowleopard

    @Fake Me Out
    Nikita, like most shows, tends to come back in the fall with the same number it had in the spring and drop from there. It doesn’t go back up from season to season. Shows rarely do.

    So, 0.2s and 0.1s next season are entirely possible, should it be renewed. It wouldn’t even be the first CW show to do it. Look at Cult.

    Dahne is right. Also, looking at those ratings, it’s a wonder Nikita made it past its first season, since it dropped half of both its audience and its A18-49 demo by season’s end, even coming after TVD – just like BatB. In fact, it ended the season with only 0.1 higher than BatB, two seasons ago, on Thursday nights after TVD. As I recall, the stan excuse then was that Thursdays nights at 9pm were a tough slot. Well…they were for the previous show in that slot, at least. Now the excuse is that Nikita is on Friday nights. Either way, bad ratings are bad ratings.

    If Hellcats hadn’t dropped below it near the end, we might be having this conversation about that show, instead.

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