Ratings: Undercover Boss Hits a Season-High in Total Audience, Nikita Dips

Boston MarketUndercover Boss‘ trip to Boston Market drew 9.86 million total viewers on Friday night, inching up 4 percent week-to-week to net the CBS series’ largest audience of the season.

The Boss matched its previous demo rating of 1.9, tying Shark Tank for the nightly win.

Rounding out CBS’ night, CSI: NY (10.4 mil/1.5) dipped a tenth, and Blue Bloods (11.4 mil/1.5) drew Friday’s largest audience while flat in the demo.

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Over on ABC, Last Man Standing (6.9 mil/1.3) was flat, while Malibu Country (6 mil/1.1) and Shark Tank (6.7 mil/1.9) each ticked down a tenth.

The CW’s Nikita, facing a fuller competitive slate than last week’s season-high outing, was down 10 percent and a tenth to 1.37 mil/0.4.

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NBC’s coverage of the NAACP Image Awards hit a four-year high in total audience (3.05 mil) while matching last year’s 0.8 demo rating.

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  1. Not so shocked by Nikita dropping, however, it’s still the second highest episode of the season.

    • Russ says:

      I really like Nitkita, but I’m thinking it might be the last season

      • Nah-uh. A 22 episode 4th season for syndication and probably a 5th with 11 episodes to make sure it definitely gets that 100 episodes for syndication.

        • Alex says:

          100 episodes aren’t necessary for syndication. A lot of shows now get deals with 80 or so episodes. I don’t picture the CW keeping this stinker around for a fourth and then also a fifth season when it’s been performing so poorly in the second and third seasons. A fourth season, yeah, even with the current pathetic numbers. A fifth season? NO WAY.

  2. James says:

    not a bad rating for NIKITA on a friday against full competition when all CW’s monday and tuesday shows do lower in viewers and about the same in the demo.

  3. Tran says:

    Nikita is the one show on Friday nights that I’m worried about. Jury’s still out.

    • Len says:

      CSI NY is in far more jeopardy than Nikita.

    • Sg. Grant says:

      Nikita does very well internationally, so its renewal decision will be based on more than just the US ratings.

    • Alan says:

      its holding steady enough and doing equal or better than half of the cw’s shows on other nights, not to mention the less than full line up of pilots they have commissioned; i would be very surprised if it didnt at least get a half season order.

  4. ollie says:

    stinks about nikita but no surprise though hopefully we can get one more season

  5. Chicago Dan says:

    Nikita will get fourth season – otherwise, impossible for syndication. Plus, CW has problems with TCD, 90120, B&B, Emily has been cancelled. (The Cult will likely be cancelled.) I doubt CW will give up Fridays too and only run M-Th.