TV Ratings Friday: 'Happy Endings' Finale Up; 'Shark Tank' & 'Undercover Boss' Down, 'Nikita', 'Blue Bloods' & 'Touch' Flat

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May 4th, 2013

Happy Endings May 2

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.3/5 1.1/4 1.0/4 0.9/3 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.489 8.104 4.170 2.613  0.995

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

On ABC, Happy Endings earned a 0.8 at 8PM up 33 percent from last week’s 0.6 and  season finale scored a 0.7 at 8:30, up from 17 percent from last week's 0.6 adults 18-49 rating at 8PM. Your predictions were about right.  Shark Tank earned a 1.7 down 15 percent from last week’s  2.0.   20/20 earned a 1.6 up 33 percent from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On CBS, Undercover Boss earned a 1.2 down 29 percent from last week's  1.7 adults 18-49 rating . Vegas garnered a 0.9 down 10 percent from last week’s 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods scored a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

On NBC Fashion Star scored 0.7 adults 18-49 rating, matching last week’s performance. Dateline earned a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating down 14 percent from a 1.4 for its most recent Friday episode on March 1 and down 8 percent from Grimm’s 1.3 in the time period last week.  Rock Center garnered a 1.1 up 22 percent from last week's 0.9  adults 18-49 rating.

On FOX, Kitchen Nightmares notched a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating up 10 percent from a 1.0 last week. Touch earned a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating , even with  last week.

On the CW, Nikita scored a 0.3 adults 18-49 rating, even with last week.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, May 3, 2013

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.2/5 7.19
FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.1/4 3.00
ABC Happy Endings 0.8/3 2.72
NBC Fashion Star 0.7/3 3.01
CW Nikita 0.3/1 1.21
8:30 ABC Happy Endings - Season Finale 0.7/2 2.13
9:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.7/5 5.53
NBC Dateline 1.2/4 5.29
CBS Vegas 0.9/3 7.26
FOX Touch 0.6/2 2.23
CW Supernatural - R 0.3/1 0.78
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.6/5 5.51
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3/4 9.86
NBC Rock Center 1.1/3 4.21


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," 2.3/5; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 2.1/5 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 Wednesday results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.6/3; "Late Show," 0.5/2; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/3 with an encore.
  • From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.3/4 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" (1.3/4 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" (0.4/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.2/1).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.2/1 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


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  • Dennis


  • Dennis

    Happy Endings will more then likely go to USA

  • Dennis


  • pa3k

    10 days to ABC announce its fall schedule and no show renewed.

  • Potato

    I see three comments. 2 of them are the word flop awkwardly shoved into a TV show name…

  • Funeral Dinner

    Which announcement will come first… USA picks up/decides not to pick up Happy Endings, or ABC have cancelled it?

  • Danimals

    And it is from the same person too.

  • Cyn

    Flopkita, indeed. I checked out of the show some time in season 3. What the f happened to the season 2 writers? Did they get fired or something? Season 3 is zzzzzz…

  • Dennis

    Flopato… :D

  • Ali

    Oh, great we have anothe Max around here, this time, he is called Dennis, I mean Denniflop.

  • Blake Williams

    Loved Vegas and Blue Bloods last night

  • Anon

    There sure are a lot of sub 1.0 first runs on Fridays…

  • rob60990

    So much for Iron Man 3 causing declines. Only Shark Tank and Undercover Boss are down. 20/20 really shot up. Gotta give ABC credit for airing all the episodes of Happy Endngs.

  • forg

    Bye Happy Endings! It was fun while it lasted. May USA pick you up

  • John A

    Knew Spn repeat would tie Nikita. Secretly hoped it would beat it.

  • Dennis

    FLOPPY ENDINGS used to be good…

    used to.

  • Saying Sorry

    Kitchen nightmares was AWFUL last night and Shark tank is still a beast even on a not so good episode

  • EatMorePez

    Please consult a dictionary because a show in its third season cannot by definition be a flop.

    P.S. It won’t be clever or funny when you respond with EatMoreFlop

  • Survivor Fan

    I am ready for next week- DECISION TIME!

  • Potato


    I think that makes it better? Maybe?

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