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TV Ratings Friday: 'Grimm' & 'Happy Endings' Fall as 'Vegas' & 'Blue Bloods' Rise

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April 27th, 2013

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CBS ABC NBC FOX CW
Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.2/4 1.0/3 0.8/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 8.82 4.32 3.86 2.64 0.98


CBS was number one in adults 18-49 and with total viewers.

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 0.5 at 8PM and an 0.6 at 8:30, both down from their last original's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM & 0.7 at 8:30PM. Shark Tank earned a 1.9, down two tenths from its last original's 2.1.   20/20 earned a 1.2, down half a ratings point from last week's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.6, up a tenth from last week's  1.5 adults 18-49 rating . Vegas garnered a 1.0, up two tenths from its last original's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.4, up a tenth from its last episode's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.

On NBC Fashion Star scored a 0.7, down a tenth from its last episode's 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. Grimm earned a 1.3, down two tenths from its last original's 1.5   Rock Center garnered a 0.9, down a full point from last week's 1.9  adults 18-49 rating.

On the CW, Nikita was even with last week's 0.3 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 26, 2013

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM CBS Undercover Boss 1.6 6 8.75
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.0 4 2.96
NBC Fashion Star 0.7 3 2.92
ABC Happy Endings 0.5 2 2.22
CW Nikita 0.3 1 1.18
9:30PM ABC Hapy Endings 0.6 2 1.80
9:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.9 6 6.40
NBC Grimm 1.3 4 4.86
CBS Vegas 1.0 3 7.36
FOX Touch 0.6 2 2.32
CW Oh Sit -R 0.3 1 0.80
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10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 10.36
ABC 20/20 1.2 4 4.56
NBC Rock Center 0.9 3 3.81

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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," 2.6/6; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.8/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.7/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.7/4 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.2/4 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" (1.4/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.1/3).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).
  • 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.

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

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

Definitions:

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Brian

    Grimm will adjust up in the finals :)

  • Rebecca

    Haven’t seen last night’s Grimm yet because I’m saving it on the DVR to watch when the hubby is home to watch on Monday. I’m kind of glad now that Grimm won’t be on the next couple Fridays because I’ll have houseguests and they want to watch Blue Bloods and Vegas the Fridays they’re here, lol. They BEGGED me to let them watch since there are two episodes left of each. (One TV in this house.)

  • Ultima

    @PJM
    I’m guessing Happy Endings and Grimm are down for the same reason: they’re younger shows that people watch more via DVR when they get home and neither got recorded last night because DVRs thought they were reruns.

    Doubtful.

    Sure, if you haven’t been paying attention and are just recording with a season pass, you might have missed them, but you weren’t going to be in the Same Day DVR window anyways.

    If you actually do watch the show on a weekly basis, but just not live, then you would know it was preempted last week and you should know that means you can’t rely on a season pass to record this week’s episode.

    It’s just like trying to DVR CBS on Sundays. If it’s your first time encountering the problem, then you might get burned, but after that it’s easy to get it right.

    Overall, it ends up not impacting the ratings. There’s a few first timers and a few people that just can’t figure it out (probably the children of the people who couldn’t program their VCRs).

    Most people do not have a problem with this. Of course, since they don’t go online to let everyone else know, it makes the tiny minority who are complaining seem more significant.

  • Ultima

    @Anthony Parello
    @TSC’s Revenge
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 11:05 AM
    “Hmmmm… Vegas was number one in its time-slot for total viewers. The demo wasn’t impressive; however, it wasn’t embarrassing either. Could we see redemption for Vegas??”

    Oh I wish I knew how to do the eyes rolling figure. I can think of no comment that merits it more.

    :roll:

    ;)

  • todd35

    Vegas keeps getting better. To bad people won’t give it more of a chance. It and Blue Bloods are the only shows I watch on Friday.

  • Fake Me Out

    @Richard Steven Hack

    As I mentioned above, Nikita allegedly has done well in France at least initially, being watched by an estimated 22 percent of the French TV audience. This is logical since the original Le Femme Nikita was a French/Italian film.

    So, if Wikipedia is to be believed … 22% of the French who were actually watching TV at 11:30 at night tuned in to watch the initial, premiere, season 1 episode 1 broadcast of Nikita over a year ago … so “logic” dictates then it has a strong international audience and sales worldwide … because series never ever crash and burn after the premiere and it’s well know that as goes France, so goes the rest of the free world TV viewing habits. Also your “logic” would dictate that any show based on an American movie would be a huge hit because 22% of the US would tune in … right?

    One would also expect Nikita to do well in Asia as Maggie Q is a well-known action star there.

    … because someone who is well know their TV show is a 100% lock to be successful and we all know Asians stick together much more than we do right? If only Keifer and/or the cast of Smash were Asian they’d have it made in the shade!

    ymmv

  • Marc

    Oh. And can we bring Fringe back now? Yikes, Touch…

  • Blaq

    it’s no wonder why Grimm was low. I have Charter cable and it showed no new episodes of Grimm. It had something else it that time slot….I wouldn’t have known about the new episode if I didn’t notice it online…..

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    Why do people feel the need to berate a show and it’s fandom for getting lower ratings than usual, or for no reason at all?

    There is a difference between:

    “I don’t care for BATB.”
    and
    “I think BATB should be canceled.”
    and
    “DEATH TO BATB!!!”

    TV shows didn’t bully you in middle school. So why are you commenting things like “DEATH TO BATB!!!”?

  • Fred

    Bad ratings all around. Kinda nuts that DVRs are not recording HE.
    Some people are gonna start declaring a conspiracy or sabatoge.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Fake Me Out: “So, if Wikipedia is to be believed … 22% of the French who were actually watching TV at 11:30 at night tuned in to watch the initial, premiere, season 1 episode 1 broadcast of Nikita over a year ago … so “logic” dictates then it has a strong international audience and sales worldwide … because series never ever crash and burn after the premiere and it’s well know that as goes France, so goes the rest of the free world TV viewing habits.”

    Look, stupid, I never said any of that. I said Nikita did well in France at some point in its three seasons. That’s it.

    And you have NO evidence Nikita is NOT doing fantastically well in every country on the planet except the US. The simple fact is no one knows what the status of practically any show is internationally because apparently no one either here or elsewhere bothers to keep track.

    “Also your “logic” would dictate that any show based on an American movie would be a huge hit because 22% of the US would tune in … right?”

    Now you’re just being a moron, as usual.

    My point is simply that no one knows, so people asking why the show will be syndicated are wasting their time.

    The show HAS BEEN RENEWED FOR SEASON THREE BY THE NETWORK AND THE STUDIO. PERIOD. END OF STORY. That tells the story all by itself.

    Or do you think the CW just renews failing shows for the hell of it, because Pedowitz likes Maggie Q?

    Moron.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Stop-Colin-Me: “Why do people feel the need to berate a show and it’s fandom for getting lower ratings than usual, or for no reason at all?”

    Because morons like the individual I just responded to above spend all their time hating on one show for no particular reason. That causes me to dislike them and sometimes their show – in my case only because their show is even more stupid than they are.

    If no one here bothered to waste everyone’s time making smart-ass remarks, I wouldn’t either. In short, I have never INITIATED any of this crap. It has ALWAYS been some other jerk here.

    It’s always the same on every Web site I’ve ever been on. I come in, making reasonable remarks. Some utter BUTTHEAD has to then chime in and be insulting. When I insult back I’m told *I’M* the one who is the BUTTHEAD by idiots who haven’t bothered to see the progression of events.

    Well, do me a favor and you all kiss my butt. Happy now?

    I’m wasting far too much time on this crap anyway.

  • Adrian

    Nikita was indeed a hit in France for the first few episodes… but the first season didn’t air until 2012
    It initially aired on channel TF1 but then was shoved to NT1 (which is a smaller channel) and season 2 won’t even air until May 2013, so not exactly a hit anymore.

    It was also canceled after the 1st season in Latin America. So it must really be successful in Asia cause it has tanked all over the world.

  • Stop-Colin-Me

    @Richard Steven Hack: I wasn’t calling you out, but sadly there are people like that. I wish everyone here could agree to disagree on things without having to call them an idiot or other things like that.

  • Bitter Ringer Fan

    0.5 for HE? bye bye USA. Even if it adjusts up is too low.

  • cimmer

    Not surprised by Grimm, NBC just made a mess of the scheduling. Tuesday’s ep isn’t going to do very well either. Thank goodness it’s already been renewed.

  • Fred

    “Or do you think the CW just renews failing shows for the hell of it, because Pedowitz likes Maggie Q?”

    I’ve seen so many of your rude comments to many other individuals. But this I had to comment on, fyi they had always secured Maggie as the star of Nikita ever since the first season and before the show even started because it was always going to be ‘HER role’. Rubbing shoulders with high executives at CW and WB who are known to be “her friends” is quite effective y’know. Maybe that’s why even a failing show like Nikita keeps going despite the flop ratings and the smashing audience.

  • Renz

    ABC should give happy endings to USA, LMS and MC should be renwed ASAP as HE should be cancelled then move to USA as of THIS FRIDAY! It would make ABC look better with their lineup for next tv season. No suprise CBS is NO.1 AGAIN ON FRIDAY NIGHT. Poor NBC, FOX & CW lol!

  • Felipe Nikita

    @Richard Steven Hack
    If it helps, Nikita airs here in Brasil on warner channel and it does kindof good

  • Pamela

    If the CW gives Nikita any more than 6 episodes to wrap up they are fools. The show had the same ratings as a REPEAT of Oh Sit. Its not even maintaining its awful ratings from the start of the season. Wrap it up, CW. Move on.

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