RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Touch’ & ‘The Job’ Fall Week 2, ‘CSI:NY’ Matches Low, ‘Kitchen Nightmare’ Up, ‘Malibu Country’ Down

By | Saturday February 16, 2013 @ 9:38am PST

One week after its second season debut, Fox’s Touch (0.7/2) took a hit last night. The Kiefer Sutherland drama fell 22% from its two-hour February 8 premiere. Touch’s overall viewership headed southward as well, down to 2.52 million from the 3.77 million who watched last week’s debut. Touch wasn’t the only show dealing with the second week straits Friday night. CBS’s new reality show The Job (0.7/2) also took a blow. The Mark Burnett and Michael Davis produced series about seeking your dream job also fell 22% last night. The 8 PM airing of The Job was watched by 3.37 million on Friday night, down from last week’s 4.11 million.
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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Touch’ Returns Down, ‘The Job’ Debuts Low, ‘CSI:NY’ & ‘Nikita’ Match Highs, ‘Last Man Standing’ Up

By | Saturday February 9, 2013 @ 9:31am PST

It was no staid Friday last night on television with two premieres and originals across all the networks. Fox’s night was dominated by the two-hour return of Touch (1.0/3). Moved from Thursdays to Friday, the twice-pushed season two premiere of the Kiefer Sutherland thriller drama was down 70% from its formal season one premiere on March 22, 2012. Pulling in 3.77 million viewers last night, Touch was also down 23% from the 1.3/4 of the series’ season one finale on May 31, 2012. Last night’s sophomore debut was actually not a series low for Touch as it bested by 43% the 0.7 of the show’s last original, which Fox aired September 14, 2012. All those Touch numbers need a bit of context however. Unlike its season one premiere, Touch does not have the benefit this year of American Idol as a lead-in to its 9 PM airing. Touch will settle into its regular one-hour 9 PM slot, following Kitchen Nightmare, next week. The storm in the Northeast lead to some weather update pre-emptions which could cause fast nationals to change more than usual in the final numbers. However, based on the fast nationals we have, CBS won the night among total viewers with 8.226 million watching but ABC was tops among Adults 18-49.
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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Blue Bloods’ & ‘CSI:NY’ Hit Season Highs, ‘Malibu Country’ Up, ‘Fringe’ Returns Down

By | Saturday January 12, 2013 @ 9:27am PST

Friday was a very good night for cop shows on CBS. CSI: NY (1.6/5) was up 13% over last week’s show for a season high. Rising 23% over its January 4 show, Blue Bloods (1.6/5) also … Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Chaos’ Drops In Week 2, Drags CBS Down To No. 2 In Adults 18-49

Nellie Andreeva

It got ugly for CBS last night when, in its second outing, midseason dramedy Chaos (0.9/3 in 18-49, 5.6 million viewers) fell 18% from its underwhelming premiere to finish a distant fourth at 8 PM in adults 18-49, behind a Kitchen Nightmares repeat on Fox. Chaos also pushed down CSI: NY (1.6/5, off 11%, 9.4 million) and Blue Bloods (1.5/4, down 12%, 10.3 million). As a result, despite Shark Tank (1.2/4) slipping 9% from last week, ABC’s unscripted lineup (1.4/4, 4.7 million) edged CBS’ scripted series (1.3/4, 8.5 million) in 18-49 for No. 1. Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Sci-Fi Dramas Lead Friday Rebound, ‘Blue Bloods’ Returns

Nellie Andreeva

After a depressing Thursday ratings report riddled with declines and season/series lows, things looked much brighter on Friday with most shows posting week-to-week gains.

After two alarming drops, Fox’s sci-fi series Fringe (1.5/5, 4.1 million) rebounded, up 7% from last week. … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: CBS Regains Friday Edge

Nellie Andreeva

Here is where we left things off on Friday two weeks ago, heading into the Thanksgiving holiday: CBS was handed its first non-N.1 finish on the night this season by ABC, which edged the eye network by a tenth of … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ABC Tops CBS On Friday; Are Scripted Series On The Night Doomed?

Nellie Andreeva

After gaining on CBS for the past few weeks, ABC topped the eye network last night for its first Friday win among adults 18-49 this season. Kudos to ABC for assembling a solid Friday lineup of Supernanny, Primetime: What Would Read More »

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Tom Selleck’s ‘Blue Bloods’ Wins Slow Friday

Nellie Andreeva

The Week 2 declines continued on Friday, with every show sliding from its Premiere Week numbers. Tom Selleck’s new series Blue Bloods at 10 PM (2.0/7, 11.2 million) was once again the top program of the night by a mile in 18-49 and total viewers, down modest 9% from last week.

Also posting a respectable 9% decline was the other freshman series in the 10 PM slot, NBC’s Outlaw (1.0/4, 4.7 million). Unfortunately, the legal drama starring Jimmy Smits started off very low last week and still drew only half of the demo rating and less than half of the audience of Blue Blood last night. Outlaw finished tied for second place in the 10 PM hour with ABC’s 20/20 (1.0/4, 4.5 million, down 23% from last week) CBS’ other two Friday dramas, Medium (1.1/4, 5.6 million) and CSI:NY (1.7/6, 9.7 million) were down 14% and 15%, respectively. They still won their time slots in both measures, another sign how low the high water mark on Friday has fallen. Naturally, CBS won the night in both total viewers (8.9 million) and adults 18-49 (1.6/6).

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RATINGS RAT RACE: ‘Blue Bloods’ Solid, ‘Outlaw’ Dives And CW Sci-Fi Duo Rocks

Nellie Andreeva

It was mostly carnage on the first Friday of the season, with NBC’s freshman Outlaw barely surviving the transition to Fridays and CBS’ veteran CSI: NY and Fox’s summer entry The Good Guys also hard-hit in their move to TV’s … Read More »

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It’s Official: Sela Ward To Replace Melina Kanakaredes On ‘CSI:NY’

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Melina Kanakaredes Exits ‘CSI:NY’; Will Sela Ward Replace Her?

SelaWardI hear it’s a done deal for Sela Ward to replace Melina Kanakaredes on CBS’ CSI:NY next season. Ward will play a new CSI joining the team of Detective Mac Taylor (Gary … Read More »

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SHOCKER! Melina Kanakaredes Leaving ‘CSI:NY’; Will Sela Ward Replace Her?

Nellie Andreeva

melina-kanakaredessela_wardCSI: NY star Melina Kanakaredes is leaving the veteran CBS crime drama after 6 seasons. I hear her contract was up and she was approached by CBS and CBS TV Studios with … Read More »

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