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Nikita: Season Three Ratings

Never a ratings hit, Nikita has now been moved to Friday nights by The CW. Will Nikita prosper on that night (as Supernatural did) or end up being cancelled instead? Stay tuned!

Revolving around a former spy and assassin, the third season of Nikita typically airs on Friday nights on The CW network. The cast includes Maggie Q, Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West, Devon Sawa, Aaron Stanford, Melinda Clarke, Dillon Casey, and Noah Bean.

Here are the TV show’s ratings for the 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Nikita is going to be cancelled or renewed for season four.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season averages: 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.13 million total viewers.

Episode 03-22: Friday, 05/17/13
0.4 in the demo (+100% change) with 1.0 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.34 in the demo with 1.13 million.

Episode 03-21: Friday, 05/10/13
0.2 in the demo (0% change) with 1.01 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.33 in the demo with 1.14 million.

UPDATE: Nikita has been renewed for a shorter fourth season.

Episode 03-20: Friday, 05/03/13
0.2 in the demo (-33% change) with 1.03 million (+8% change).
Season averages: 0.34 in the demo with 1.15 million.

Episode 03-19: Friday, 04/26/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 0.95 million (-2% change).
Season averages: 0.35 in the demo with 1.15 million.

Episode 03-18: Friday, 04/19/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 0.97 million (-16% change).
Season averages: 0.35 in the demo with 1.16 million.

Episode 03-17: Friday, 04/12/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.15 million (-7% change).
Season averages: 0.35 in the demo with 1.17 million.

Episode 03-16: Friday, 04/05/13
0.3 in the demo (-25% change) with 1.23 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.18 million.

Episode 03-15: Friday, 03/29/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.22 million (+1% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.17 million.

Episode 03-14: Friday, 03/15/13
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.21 million (-12% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.17 million.

Episode 03-13: Friday, 03/08/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.37 million (+36% change).
Season averages: 0.35 in the demo with 1.16 million.

Episode 03-12: Friday, 03/01/13
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 1.01 million (-19% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.15 million.

Episode 03-11: Friday, 02/22/13
0.3 in the demo (-40% change) with 1.24 million (-8% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.16 million.

Episode 03-10: Friday, 02/08/13
0.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 1.34 million (+9% change).
Season averages: 0.37 in the demo with 1.15 million.

Episode 03-09: Friday, 02/01/13
0.4 in the demo (-20% change) with 1.23 million (-20% change).
Season averages: 0.36 in the demo with 1.13 million.

Episode 03-08: Friday, 01/25/13
0.5 in the demo (+25% change) with 1.53 million (+21% change).
Season averages: 0.35 in the demo with 1.13 million.

Episode 03-07: Friday, 01/18/13
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.27 million (+7% change).
Season averages: 0.33 in the demo with 1.06 million.

Episode 03-06: Friday, 12/07/12
0.4 in the demo (0% change) with 1.19 million (-1% change).
Season averages: 0.32 in the demo with 1.02 million.

CW TV show ratingsEpisode 03-05: Friday, 11/30/12
0.4 in the demo (+33% change) with 1.20 million (+40% change).
Season averages: 0.30 in the demo with 0.99 million.

Episode 03-04: Friday, 11/09/12
0.3 in the demo (0% change) with 0.86 million (-25% change).
Season averages: 0.28 in the demo with 0.94 million.

Episode 03-03: Friday, 11/02/12
0.3 in the demo (+50% change) with 1.14 million (+41% change).
Season averages: 0.27 in the demo with 0.97 million.

Episode 03-02: Friday, 10/26/12
0.2 in the demo (-33% change) with 0.81 million (-15% change).
Season averages: 0.25 in the demo with 0.88 million.

Episode 03-01: Friday, 10/19/12
0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 0.95 million total viewers.
Season averages: 0.30 in the demo with 0.95 million.

Year to year, Nikita was down by 50% in the demo (vs a 0.6 rating) and down by 49% in viewership (vs 1.85 million).


Reference point: The 2011-12 season averaged a 0.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 1.54 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you still like the Nikita TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for a fourth season?

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PATT February 17, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I NEVER WATCHED NIKITA SO I CANNOT REALLY COMMENT.

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Aditi February 17, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Nikita is an Awesome Show… i didnt know about it before but then came across it online & have watched it all.. Loved it!! Superb story line-up, fabulous action scenes, power-packed performances, & sizzling chemistry between Shane & Maggie!! the character development of Nikita, Micheal, Alex, Ryan, Sean, Birkoff & Amanda has been done superbly!!
There is lot more potential in the plot, esp with Micheal losing his hand & him distancing from Nikita, Owen’s interference, Ryan slowly turning towards Percy ways, Amanda’s obsession & Alex-Sean issues… there is lot more to even how any of these characters would could out, & how would they survive & flourish if & when out of division i.e. in the real world!!
This show certainly should be renewed for the Season 4.. its an EXCELLENT show!!
It deserves it!!

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mo February 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm

The show has been on Friday’s since it began I believe.

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Per February 15, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I am setting my DVR to record Nikita but no Nikita tonight???

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Stan February 13, 2013 at 7:45 pm

Nikita needs to be cancelled. The series started out ok, but has gotten less interesting and less believable as time as gone on. The La Femme Nikita tv show was much better – and in it, the government as not really the good guy. It seems that now, no matter what show you are watching and no matter what channel you turn to, the government is made up good guys (even if there is a rogue agent or agency here and there). The post-911 Nikita is much worse as compared to the La Femme Nikita show that aired before 911. Also, the characters, actors, story-lines, twists and turns…were much better in La Femme Nikita as compared to this reboot. Sure, the current Nikita show is still better than most of what is on TV now (as some comments below are alluding to). But that isn’t a sign as to how good Nikita is but rather, a sign of how bad everything else is. The CW is like most tv networks, news media corporations, and music labels: its all garbage, lies, propaganda, and brainwashing.

The La Femme Nikita show as a rare gem in that it was actually decent and made the audience really think as well as sympathize with the characters. This reboot has failed to even come close to that. It isn’t bad, and it is much better than most everything else on TV. But TV today caters to the lowest common denominator (in relation to the audience), and Nikita has gotten less and less good from Seaons 1 to 2 to 3. So let this iteration of Nikita rest in peace.

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Per February 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm

I love Nikita hope they won’t cancel the show, reason watching it because of Shane West, I love him he is a good actor and I like the rest of the cast as well the show is full of action, suspense, and I love Mikita.

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leann February 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

I have really enjoyed this show via netflix and hope there will be more episodes!! It’s nice to see “good win”… doesn’t seem to happen too much these days!

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John January 27, 2013 at 1:55 pm

I like Nikita a lot. I would never have known of its existence, if not for viewing it online. It is not listed on my tv channels. I do not mind watching it a day late. So please do not cancel this one. More people would watch if they knew if it. It is worthy of more than a 3 point rating.

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andee January 20, 2013 at 4:13 am

i really enjoyed watching Nikita… it’s a quality tv-series i ever watched. the tricks, adventure and lesson really got into me… hope esason 4 will continue…please.

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juju January 5, 2013 at 8:07 am

it is getting old and no new tricks. the whole amanda-nikita thing is really boring. i love nikita, but would like to see what else maggie q has. alex is a spoiled rich kid who moves like she’s walking down a catwalk, has become less and less believable as the series winds down. on a positive note, the addition of old spice guy in the 12/7 episode is DEElishious! more please!! shirt off, yes! but, i digress. the reality is, the show is tired, ari and wanda do not make good villians, and the guy who now runs division? gimme a break. he belongs back in the basement at the cia.

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kay February 9, 2013 at 1:20 pm

+1

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CJ December 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Nikita is a excellent TV series. Like the previous commenters I just started watching it on Netflix and it is a hit. My fiancé and I love watching TV show and we will spread the news of Nikita to our friends.

Keep up the good work.

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Michael Weisser December 26, 2012 at 10:37 pm

If they don’t continue more seasons of Nikita they are absolutely INSANE!. Too many Americans like to watch stupid crap like How I met your mother and I can name many, many more and I don’t really care for Supernatural. Hell with those stupid ratings, you have a bunch of electronical mental people in this country full of worthless antidepressants watching TV and they have NO! idea of what quality is and they should take some mushrooms or even acid instead of that garbage. They should just get USA Network to pick up Nikita. It is a excellent, quality, television show. If they stop Nikita that will be one more step for me to just be watching DVD discs. Maggie, Lyndsey, and Shawn forever, O’ and Melinda Clarke too.

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Michael December 10, 2012 at 1:44 am

Gerald – Don’t think Nikita is getting cancelled when its so close to the golden goose of TV. Nikita is up for stripped syndication numbers next season.

“The pull of a fourth season for syndication purposes is one of the strongest forces in the TV universe.”
http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2012/12/04/cw-does-90210-get-a-short-final-season-or-will-it-be-canceled-poll/160004/

But i would love if more people watch this brilliant show.

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Gerald December 8, 2012 at 9:39 am

This deserves to be the best TV Series ever, I must admit… I never thought that I would ever get this obsessed with this TV series; I got proven wrong. The actors, the story, everything about Nikita is so captivating! I wonder why do the good shows on TV get cancelled? Nikita definitely needs a Season 4… A Season 5 too wouldn’t hurt!

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Brian December 5, 2012 at 6:26 am

I stumbled onto this show on netflix and watched the 1st episode. I was intrigued so I kept watching. 2 weeks later, I was through season 2. I don’t remember ever being captivated by a series before, but I am with this one. Much like a good book, I can’t get enough!

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