Ratings: Nikita Returns to 8pm With Season High

Ratings: Nikita Hits Season HighSurprising a sum total of nobody, The CW’s Nikita hit season highs as it returned to its Fridays-at-8 lead-off spot.

With 1.24 million total viewers and a 0.4 rating, the spy drama surged 44 and 33 percent from its last fresh episode, while matching the demo rating of its most recent 8 o’clock outing (on May 18).

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Leading out of that, an Arrow encore drew 1.1 million total viewers and a 0.3, up 23 percent in audience and matching the rating of Nikita‘s last 9 o’clock mission.

Elsewhere….

* ABC’s Last Man Standing (6.8 mil/1.6) was up 14 percent in the demo versus its apres-Thanksgiving episode, while Malibu Country (6.3 mil/1.5) ticked up a tenth.

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* Over on CBS, Undercover Boss (steady at 8.7 mil/1.8) commanded Friday’s best demo rating, CSI: NY (9.8 mil/1.5) was up just a tenth opposite soft competition and Blue Bloods (flat at 11.2 mil/1.5) easily copped the night’s largest audience.

* Fox’s college football coverage averaged 4 mil and a 1.1 from 8 to 10 pm.