TV Ratings: 'Bones' and 'Raising Hope' Improve, 'Nikita' Returns Soft for Final Stretch
The CW drama begins its six-episode sendoff with a premiere low, while ABC and CBS share a demo victory and Fox's new lineup sees lifts in its second week.
Losing some ground from last week's Friday tie with Shark Tank, Undercover Boss pulled a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 on CBS with a clip show. Down three-tenths of a point from last week, it led into a mostly steady Hawaii Five-0 (1.6 adults), down a tenth, and a lifted Blue Bloods (1.4 adults) -- which was up by a tenth. CBS tied ABC with an average 1.5 rating with adults 18-49 and topped in viewers with 9.4 million.
An even Last Man Standing (1.2 adults) led into slightly lifted episodes of The Neighbors (0.9 adults) and Shark Tank (1.8 adults). Both series were up a tenth of a point, with the latter topping the night in the demo. 20/20 (1.6 adults) saw a bigger lift, growing three-tenths of a point from last week. ABC averaged a 1.5 adults rating and 6.2 million viewers.
An even Dateline (1.1 adults) was partnered with the special Where Were You the Day JFK Died? (1.1 adults), giving NBC a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.6 million viewers.
The second week of Fox's new Friday lineup saw Bones (1.5 adults) jump three-tenths of a point. Back-to-back episodes of Raising Hope (0.9, 0.8 adults) were each up a tenth of a point from last week, giving Fox a 1.1 adults rating and 4 million viewers for the night.
Nikita kicked off its last six episodes on The CW with a low 0.2 rating among adults 18-49. Not far off from the series' historic course, the last season opened with a 0.3 adults rating and wrapped up down just a tenth of a point. The Carrie Diaries (0.3) kicked off the night even with last week. The network averaged a 0.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 726,000 viewers for the night.