TV Ratings: 'Fringe' and 'Nikita' hold steady while CBS wins with 'Blue Bloods'

nikita-305-320x180.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

In a night of no surprises, new episodes of "Undercover Boss," "CSI: NY" and "Blue Bloods" won the night for CBS. Once again, "Blue Bloods" was the night's most watched show overall. Meanwhile, NBC's "Dateline" boasted the highest points in the demo, followed closely by its "Saturday Night Live Christmas" rerun.

The CW "Nikita" held onto most of last week's numbers from its new timeslot, posting high ratings for the struggling series. Last week its follow-up, a rerun of "Arrow," retained almost all of "Nikita's" numbers, but this week Nikita fans were less interested in tuning in for the superhero series -- perhaps because they were turning over to "Fringe," which has been off the air for two weeks but returned to steady numbers.

CBS led the night with 9.6 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/11 share in households. ABC followed with 5.4 million viewers and a 3.5/7 share, topping NBC (4.8 million, 3.0/5). FOX had 2.9 million viewers (1.9/3) easily beating The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/1), per usual.

NBC's rerun won it the 18-49 demo with a 1.6 rating. It was followed by CBS (1.5), ABC (1.4), FOX (1.0), and The CW (0.3).

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Undercover Boss" (7.9 million viewers, 6.2/9 households)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" (6.5 million, 4.1/7)/"Malibu Country" (6.1 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "Saturday Night Live Christmas" rerun (4.4 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: "Nikita" (1.1million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: "Undercover Boss" (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: NY" (9.9 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (5.5 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Fringe" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
NBC: "Saturday Night Live Christmas" rerun (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (865,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Saturday Night Live Christmas" rerun (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods" (11.1 million, 7.1/12)
ABC: "20/20" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
NBC:
"Dateline: NBC" (5.6 million, 3.7/6)

18-49 leader: "Dateline" (1.7)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.
Photo/Video credit: The CW
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