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TV ratings: 'Nikita' finale rises slightly while 'Shark Tank' dominates a night of news and reruns

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 17, 2013Despite a quiet night on all of the networks, "Nikita" saw soft ratings for its Season 3 finale, landing at the bottom of the ratings pile against a lineup of reality, news programs and repeats. The low-rated -- yet already renewed for a final fourth season -- program only pulled in 1.1 million viewers for the only original scripted program of the night. While an increase over recent weeks, the show has seen higher ratings this season alone.Thanks mostly to the dominance of two hours of "Shark Tank," the night's highest-rated show, ABC led the night overall, with 5.7 million viewers and a 3.7/7 share in households. NBC's solid night of news programming followed (5.2 million, 3.6/7), with CBS' (4.9 million, 3.3/6) "Undercover Boss"-dominated night rounding out the big three. FOX aired only reruns to come in fourth (2.2 million, 1.5/3), while The CW lagged with 0.9... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/05/tv-ratings-nikita-finale-rises-slightly-while-shark-tank-dominates-a-night-of-news-and-reruns.html

Undercover Boss Season 4 Finale 2013 “Epic Bosses”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 17 "Epic Bosses" airs on Friday, May 17 2013 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 17 "Epic Bosses" – This special episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS features updates on some of the most compelling bosses and how the undercover experience impacted them personally as well as the companies they lead, on the fourth season finale of UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, May 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The bosses include the Diamond Resorts International CEO who created a crisis fund that saved an employee’s life and the Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates President who has eased communication barriers among his workforce. Also, see where the Hooters CEO is now after experiencing one of the most shocking moments on the series and the Modell’s Sporting Goods CEO’s physical transformation. READ MORE...

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 16 “Undercover Boss: Epic Employees”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 16 "Undercover Boss: Epic Employees" airs on Friday, May 10 2013 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 16 "Undercover Boss: Epic Employees" – This special episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS features updates on some of the most intriguing employees who have appeared on the show and how the experience impacted their life. Employees include a Philly Pretzel employee who went from minimum wage worker to franchise owner and a Modell’s Sporting Goods employee who has moved out of a homeless shelter and into her very own home. Also, disgraced employees share the aftermath of getting fired, on UNDERCOVER BOSS: EPIC EMPLOYEES, Friday, May 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. READ MORE...

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 15 “Orkin”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 15 "Orkin" airs on Friday, May 3 2013 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 15 "Orkin" – John Wilson, President and Chief Operating Officer of Rollins, Inc., the parent company for Orkin, North America’s largest pest control provider, cleans up a major cockroach infestation and tackles swarming bees, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. READ MORE...

TV ratings: CBS wins with 'Blue Bloods' and 'Undercover Boss'

Fast National ratings for Friday, April 26, 2013A week after programming was largely sidelined due to the manhunt for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, CBS was once again on top of the mountain. While slightly down, "Blue Bloods" was still the highest rated program of the night, with "Undercover Boss" posting a gain of over one million viewers.CBS claimed an average of 8.8 million viewers with a 5.7 rating/10 share in households. ABC followed with less than half the audience, at 4.3 million and 2.9/5. NBC landed in third with 3.8 million and 2.5/4. Next was FOX with 2.6 million 1.7/3. Finally, The CW finished last with 986,666 and .6/1.In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS claimed another victory with a 1.3, followed by ABD (1.2), NBC (1.0), FOX (.8) and The CW (.3).Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.CBS: "Undercover Boss" (8.7 million viewers, 5.6/10 households)FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.9 million, 1.9/3)NBC: "Fashion Star"... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/04/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-with-blue-bloods-and-undercover-boss.html

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 14 “Retro Fitness”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 14 "Retro Fitness" airs on Friday, April 26 2013 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 14 "Retro Fitness" – When Eric Casaburi, CEO of Retro Fitness, a franchised full service fitness center, discovers an employee who hates customers and fails to follow directions, it leads to one of the biggest reveals ever on UNDERCOVER BOSS. Also, Casaburi works with an employee who credits Retro Fitness for a major lifestyle change, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, April 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. READ MORE...

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 13 “ADT”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 13 "ADT" airs on Friday, April 12 2013 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 13 "ADT" – ony Wells, Chief Marketing and Customer Officer for The ADT Corporation, a leading provider of home security, struggles to sell their services to a recently robbed neighborhood bar. Also, he deals with a life-or-death situation when answering an emergency call at the alarm monitoring center, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, April 12 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Networ READ MORE...

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 12 “Fatburger”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 12 "Fatburger" airs on Friday, April 5 2013 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 12 "Fatburger" – Andy Wiederhorn, CEO of Fatburger, a "fast casual" restaurant famous for their made-to-order burgers, takes drastic measures when he learns that employees at one franchise location are facing payroll issues and working with broken equipment, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, April 5 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. READ MORE...

'The Good Wife,' 'Elementary' and '2 Broke Girls' renewed as CBS picks up most of its lineup

For the second year in a row, CBS has given mass renewals to the bulk of its prime-time lineup.The network, the ratings leader among both viewers and adults 18-49 this season, has renewed 18 series for next season (including previously announced pickups). The shows could fill 16 of the 20 original prime-time hours CBS programs each week. The pickups include some no-brainers -- "NCIS: Los Angeles," "Person of Interest," "2 Broke Girls" -- and a couple of mild surprises: Both "The Good Wife" and "The Mentalist," which Zap2it had pegged as being on the bubble for renewal, will be back.Other newly announced renewals are comedy "Mike & Molly"; dramas "Elementary," "Hawaii Five-0" and "Blue Bloods"; unscripted series "Survivor," "The Amazing Race" and "Undercover Boss"; and "60 Minutes" and "48 Hours" from the news division. The network also wants to bring "Two and a Half Men" back for a 10th season but hasn't finalized a deal... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/03/the-good-wife-elementary-and-2-broke-girls-renewed-as-cbs-picks-up-most-of-its-lineup.html

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 11 “Squaw Valley”

Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 11 "Squaw Valley" airs on Friday, Feb 22, 2012 at 8pm on CBS. Episode Synopsis: Undercover Boss Season 4 Episode 11 "Squaw Valley" – ndy Wirth, President and CEO of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, two ski resorts located in Lake Tahoe, ventures to the top of an unsafe cliff to post warning signs while training with a ski patrol. Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley joins Wirth in a ruse to help protect his true identity in the small ski town, on UNDERCOVER BOSS, Friday, March 8 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. READ MORE...
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