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

Undercover 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 …READ MORE

Ratings: ABC's Friday Sitcoms Have Strong Start, Shark Tank Hits New Highs, Nikita Rises

Thank god it’s Friday sitcoms! ABC’s new line-up of week-ending comedy fare fared very well in its first foray, as Last Man Standing opened its sophomore run with 7.84 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating — down sharply from its series launch, sure, but up 19 and 12 percent from its freshman finale and delivering its best numbers since Feb. 7 and March 20, respectively.

Leading out of that, Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country …READ MORE

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

Ratings: Opposite Globes and Football-Infused Fox, CBS' Boss and Good Wife Take Biggest Hits

NBC’s presentation of the Golden Globe Awards held steady year-to-year — which for the Peacock is a big ol’ W — but the big winner on Sunday night was Fox’s animated line-up, which saw its numbers significantly ‘tooned up by its NFL playoffs lead-in.

Opposite the Globes (which based on preliminary numbers appeared to be pretty much flat versus 2011), The Simpsons … READ MORE