Ratings: Undercover Boss Gives CBS a Raise, Whitney Sings for 20/20, Nikita Up, Fringe Flat

CBS’ Friday scheduling shuffle paid some dividends in its first week, with Undercover Boss (10.7 million total viewers, 2.4 demo rating) improving on A Gifted Man‘s most recent performance as the lead-off hitter by 22 and 85 percent.

The Boss also gave CBS its most-watched and highest-rated 8 o’clock hour in almost three years, since Ghost Whisperer circa March 2009. READ MORE

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Exclusive: A Gifted Man Casts Frances Fisher As a Meddling Mom

As if she didn’t already give Rose an earful aboard the Titanic, Frances Fisher will again portray a domineering mother hellbent on forcing her child to make an impossible life decision when she guest-stars on CBS’ A Gifted Man (which currently airs Fridays at 8/7c).

In an early March episode of the freshman medical drama, Fisher will play … READ MORE

A Gifted Man: Will Kate and Michael 'Play Doctor'? 'She's Going to Start to See Him in a New Light'

This Friday on the fall finale CBS’ freshman medical drama, A Gifted Man, an emotionally charged case at Clinica Sanando brings Drs. Holt and Sykora closer together. But just how close? Will dearly not-quite-departed Anna’s ex-husband finally give himself over to another woman?

Rachelle Lefevre, who plays “Dr. Kate,” says that something is definitely developing … READ MORE