TV ratings: 'Touch' series finale rises some, while 'Vegas' series finale falls

touch-s1-finale-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, May 10, 2013

Though it had already been given the ax by FOX, Kiefer Sutherland's "Touch" managed to see a slight uptick in ratings for its Season 2 (and series) finale. The show saw 2.5 million total viewers, up slightly from last week's 2.2. While the minor rise won't do the show any favors at this point, it could help Sutherland's cause with the strange new rumor that FOX is seeking to revive "24" as a limited-run series.

Over at CBS, freshman drama "Vegas" also closed up shop for good. Ending its first and only season, the Dennis Quaid-led series saw a slight decline in total viewers with 7.1 million, compared to last week's 7.26. The show's performance also reinforces just how strong CBS is as a network, compared to its competition. A show with the same numbers on NBC would likely run for seven years.

CBS, per usual, won the evening with an average of 7.9 million viewers with a 5.1 rating/9 share in households. ABC followed with 5.1 million and 3.5/6. NBC came in third with 3.9 million and 2.7/5. Next was FOX with 2.9 million and 1.9/3. The CW straggled in last place with 843,000 and 0.6/1.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC led with 1.4, followed by CBS (1.2). FOX and NBC tied with 0.9, while The CW came in with 0.2.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Undercover Boss" (6.9 million viewers, 4.5/8 households)
ABC: "Shark Tank" rerun (3.4 million, 2.4/5)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.3 million, 2.1/4)
NBC: "Fashion Star" (2.5 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Nikita" (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Undercover Boss (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Vegas" (7.1 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.1 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: "Dateline NBC" (4.5 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Touch" (2.5 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Supernatural" rerun (596,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods" (9.9 million, 6.4/11)
ABC: "20/20" (5.8 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "Rock Center" (4.8 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: "20/20" (1.7)

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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