TV ratings: 'Nikita' series finale is flat, CBS wins with reruns

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Fast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

"Nikita's" series finale might have been perfect, but it didn't draw any more than its season average of viewers. The CW drama didn't even get a Season 4 high from the show's final episode, "Canceled," which drew 813,000 viewers and a 0.6 rating/1 share in households. That was down from its second and third episodes in Season 4, though it was up from the season premiere and was a significant boost from the previous two episodes.

Meanwhile, CBS continued its streak of running reruns -- this time "Undercover Boss" and "Garth Brooks Vegas" -- and won the night with both programs. "20/20" was down from last week for ABC, but was still the most-watched program of the night. NBC's special "What We Wasted Our Year On" hit soft with 4.4 million viewers and a 2.9 rating/5 share in households. 

CBS's average for the night was 5.2 million viewers and a 3.1 rating/6 share in households. ABC followed with 4.7 million and a 3.1/5, then NBC with 4.1 million and a 2.7/5. Rounding out the night were FOX with 2.2 million and a 1.3/2, and The CW with 747,000 and a 0.5/1.

In the 18-49 demo, CBS and ABC tied with a 1.0. NBC followed with 0.8, then FOX with 0.5 and The CW with 0.2.

Tuesday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: "Dateline" (5.9 million viewers, 3.9/7 households) 
CBS: 
"Undercover Boss" rerun (5.1 million, 3.1/6 households)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" rerun (4.3 million, 2.8/5) 
FOX: "Bones" rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "The Carrie Diaries" rerun (824,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "Dateline" (1.0)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Garth Brooks Vegas" rerun (4.8 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (4.7 million, 3.0/5) 
NBC: "What We Wasted Our Year On" (4.4 million, 2.9/5) 
FOX: "Raising Hope" rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2) 
The CW: "Nikita" (813,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (1.1)

10 p.m.

ABC: "20/20" (5.7 million, 3.7/7) 
CBS: 
"Garth Brooks Vegas" rerun (5.3 million, 3.1/6) 
NBC:
"Grimm" rerun (2.1 million, 1.4/3)

18-49 leader: "20/20" (1.3)

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

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