ABC’s freshman series woes continues, as Malibu Country — which started off country strong — declined for a second consecutive week.
With lead-in Last Man Standing itself slipping 5 and 12 percent to 7.1 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating, the Reba-repped sitcom dropped 9 and 24 percent week-to-week to 6.7 mil/1.3. Versus its robust debut, Malibu has now shed 43 percent of its demo delivery.
Topping Friday in the demo was Shark Tank (6.7 mil/1.9), despite dipping two tenths, while CSI: NY (steady at 9.5 mil/1.4) drew the largest audience (with Blue Bloods on the bench).
Elsewhere on the night….
* Undercover Boss (9 mil/1.7) dipped two tenths. Capping CBS’ night, the Grammys’ tribute to Whitney Houston led the 10 o’clock hour in total viewers (with 7.1 mil) while matching 20/20 (6 mil/1.4) for the demo win.
* Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares was flat at 3.43 mil/1.2, while Fringe‘s terrific midseason installment (2.7 mil/0.9) rose 9 percent in total audience.
* The Top Model: College Edition finale was flat at 1.4 mil/0.6. No Nikita this week.
* Leading out of sitcom repeats, Grimm (5 mil/1.6) slipped a tenth in the demo.