TV Ratings: 'Last Man,' 'Malibu Country' and 'Kitchen Nightmares' All Rise

Kitchen Nightmares
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The veteran unscripted series featuring Gordon Ramsay was renewed in April for two seasons, taking it through its 12th season. Heading into the back half of 2012, Ramsay will have four series on Fox, including Hell's Kitchen, Hotel Hell and MasterChef.

ABC topped Friday night among adults 18-49 (1.6 rating) and total viewers (6.2 million), starting with boosted outings for comedies Last Man Standing (1.6 adults) and Malibu Country (1.4 adults). Both were up three tenths of a point from the previous episode. A steady Shark Tank (1.9 adults) topped all broadcasts for the night, and 20/20 (1.5 adults) was up a tenth of a point at 10 p.m.

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Down a tenth from last week, a two-hour Dateline (1.3 adults) led into an even Rock Center With Brian Williams (1.0 adults) on NBC. The network averaged a 1.2 adults rating and 5.3 million viewers.

Fox saw boosts in both hours with Kitchen Nightmares (1.3 adults) rising two tenths of a point from last week and Touch (0.8 adults) up a tenth. The network averaged a 1.0 adults rating and 3.1 million viewers.

Repeats brought CBS a 0.9 adults rating and 6.1 million viewers.

On the CW, Nikita (0.3 adults) held last week's score, giving the network an average 0.2 adults rating and 811,000 viewers for the night.