Ratings: Nikita Returns to Possible Low, Shark Tank Hits All-Time Highs

Nikita Season 3 PremiereNikita‘s engaging Season 3 premiere nonetheless drew low numbers for The CW this Friday night, delivering 952,000 total viewers and a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demo.

Versus the spy drama’s previous opener, that’s down some 50 percent, and it’s even off 37 and 25 percent from the Season 2 finale. The fellas over at TVByTheNumbers also reckon it marks (at least matches) a series-low rating, which seems about right to me.

For those who argued that Nikita‘s time slot change was in the name of giving CW affiliates’ 10 o’clock news a stronger lead-in (versus letting the series remain a self-starter at 8), compared to Supernatural‘s most recent premiere in the Fridays-at-9 slot, it’s down 52 and 60 percent. As for where SPN left things with its Friday finale, Nik is down 40 and 50 percent.

Instead, The CW is now opening Friday with Top Model, which mustered 1.5 mil/0.6.

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Elsewhere, ABC’s Shark Tank rose 10 percent week-t-week to hit all-time highs of 7.04 million/2.0, topping the night in the demo.

Over on CBS, CSI: NY‘s special Green Day-trippy episode (9.1 mil/1.2) dipped two tenths in the demo (yet improved over the course of the hour, as the music died down). Blue Bloods built on that to 10 mil/1.3, down just a tick from last week.

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NBC’s Grimm (4.9 mil/1.4) slipped 12 percent in the demo but was the night’s highest-rated scripted program. Fox’s NLCS coverage looks up about 20 percent from Thursday.