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[02/02/13 - 08:35 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Undercover Boss" Leads CBS to Victory
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

nielsen ratings
(fast national numbers for friday, february 1, 2013)

Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks last night:

CBS (10.539 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.6, #1) topped the charts on Friday with the winter finale of "Undercover Boss" (9.856 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) alongside originals from "CSI: NY" (10.360 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (11.401 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

ABC (6.053 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #2) then was a close second place with its mix of "Last Man Standing" (6.885 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.3, #6), "Malibu Country" (5.948 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7), "Shark Tank" (6.662 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.9, #T1) and "20/20" (5.080 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T3).

Next up was NBC (3.502 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 0.9, #3) with its telecast of "The 44th Annual NAACP Awards" (3.047 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 0.8, #10) plus a one-hour installment of "Dateline NBC" (4.412 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T7).

Meanwhile, FOX (2.664 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 0.8, #4) offered up a new "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.935 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.0, #9) and a rebroacast of "The Following" (2.394 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 0.7, #11).

And finally, a new "Nikita" (1.370 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.4, #12) and an encore "The Carries Diaries" (0.704 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.3, #13) on The CW (1.037 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.3, #5) rounded out the evening. In the netlet's target demo (women 18-34), "Nikita" delivered a 0.4 rating at 8:00/7:00c and "Carrie" a 0.4 rating at 9:00/8:00c.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+7.14% - 20/20
0.00% - Undercover Boss (vs. 1/18/13)
0.00% - Blue Bloods (vs. 1/18/13)
0.00% - Last Man Standing (vs. 1/18/13)
0.00% - Malibu Country (vs. 1/18/13)
-5.00% - Shark Tank (vs. 1/11/13)
-6.25% - CSI: NY (vs. 1/18/13)
-8.33% - Dateline NBC
-20.00% - Nikita
-23.08% - Kitchen Nightmares

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+58.33% - Undercover Boss (vs. A Gifted Man)
+35.71% - Shark Tank (vs. Primetime: What Would You Do?)
0.00% - Dateline NBC
-6.25% - CSI: NY
-11.76% - 20/20
-11.76% - Blue Bloods
-13.33% - Last Man Standing (vs. Shark Tank)
-20.00% - Nikita
-26.67% - Malibu Country (vs. Shark Tank)
-36.00% - The 44th Annual NAACP Awards (vs. Who Do You Think You Are?/Grimm)
-37.50% - Kitchen Nightmares

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 3.0/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.8/7; 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," 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.8/4.

* From 12:35-1:05 a.m. ET Wednesday night, ABC's "Nightline" averaged a 1.6/5 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" (1.7/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

* At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.


Here are the highlights of the 13 ad-sustained programs that aired in primetime on the broadcast networks one year ago (2/3/12):

CBS (9.95 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) was the most-watched network on Friday with new episodes of "A Gifted Man" (8.41 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #8), "CSI: NY" (10.16 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Blue Bloods" (11.28 million viewers, #1; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1).

Sharing the demo crown was ABC (5.26 million viewers, #2; adults 18-49: 1.5, #T1) with fresh installments of "Shark Tank" (5.20 million viewers, #6; adults 18-49: 1.5, #5), "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.02 million viewers, #7; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "20/20" (5.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 1.7, #T1).

Next up was FOX (3.52 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.4, #3) and its pairing of "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.85 million viewers, #10; adults 18-49: 1.6, #T3) and "Fringe" (3.19 million viewers, #11; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

Meanwhile, NBC (5.14 million viewers, #3; adults 18-49: 1.2, #4) offered up the return of "Who Do You Think You Are?" (6.02 million viewers, #4; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9) followed by new episodes of "Grimm" (4.73 million viewers, #8; adults 18-49: 1.4, #T6) and "Dateline NBC" (4.66 million viewers, #9; adults 18-49: 1.1, #T9).

And finally, new episodes of "Nikita" (1.49 million viewers, #13; adults 18-49: 0.5, #13) and "Supernatural" (1.63 million viewers, #12; adults 18-49: 0.7, #12) on The CW (1.56 million viewers, #5; adults 18-49: 0.6, #5) closed out the evening.

Week-to-week changes (adults 18-49):
+16.67% - Supernatural (vs. 1/13/12)
+14.29% - Kitchen Nightmares
+13.33% - 20/20
0.00% - Dateline NBC
0.00% - Nikita (vs. 1/13/12)
-5.56% - Blue Bloods (vs. 1/13/12)
-5.88% - CSI: NY (vs. 1/13/12)
-6.25% - Shark Tank
-7.69% - A Gifted Man (vs. 1/13/12)
-8.33% - Fringe
-17.65% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-22.22% - Grimm (vs. 1/20/12)

Year-to-year changes (adults 18-49):
+54.55% - 20/20 (vs. A Barbara Walters Special: A Matter of Life and Death)
+25.00% - Shark Tank (vs. Supernanny)
+7.69% - Primetime: What Would You Do?
-5.88% - Kitchen Nightmares
-7.69% - A Gifted Man (vs. The Defenders)
-10.53% - Blue Bloods (vs. CSI: NY)
-15.38% - Who Do You Think You Are?
-20.00% - CSI: NY (vs. Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials)
-26.32% - Grimm (vs. Dateline NBC)
-30.00% - Supernatural
-31.25% - Fringe
-42.11% - Dateline NBC
-50.00% - Nikita (vs. Smallville)

In late-night metered market ratings (via NBC's press release):

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.4/8; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.1/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.8/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.4/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).

At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

Source: Nielsen Media Research





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