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.

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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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  1. Nicki says

    Nikita should absolutely be renewed for a few more seasons at least but if S4 is the last season please make it a full season!!! Please Don’t Cancel Nikita plz plz plz plz!!!!!!!!!! Nikita is the best show I’ve ever seen in my life!!! Nikita is the best show on TV!!!

  2. Anonymous says

    Keep it on Tv please!!!!!!!!!!! It is awesome I don’t no why u people would even think of stoping it!!!!!!! I love this show !!!! I can watch Nikita over and over it again because it is so good!!!!! Why would u want to stop it!!!!!!!!!!!! Please please please please please please please don’t stop Nikita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Lucy says

    please just keep this show!!!!
    come on!there is no one watch TV on Fri !!!But there are still a lots fans stay home just for
    watch Nitita , that means this show has its magic!!!!We need season 444444!

  4. says

    I’ve been a fan of Nikita since it originally aired with Peta Wilson and Roy Dupris. This one isn’t as good, but it’s more young people friendly. Not all of us want to go party on Friday nights. Please keep it going!!

  5. Yud Gr says

    I don’t get this RATING this show is AMAZIMG!!! and so much people go on youtobe then it show in this numbers. this show full of surprise’ Twists and turns in plot , explosives, breadth taking fight scenes. with a comic relief… I think Nikita would have done so much better on another network the CW do a terrible job in markting this show it doesn’t even match the demographic. If they don’t give the show season 4, I hope another, network picks it up. i think this show and the story line have at least two stron, full season to close everything up nicely.

  6. Yanny says

    I’ve not followed a tv series in years so surprise surprise when I got absolutely riveted after i chanced on nikita one night. Twists and turns in plot , sublime acting from all in particular the leads maggie and Shane, explosives, breadth taking fight scenes , spell-binding love scenes, pockets of comic relief… Such a masterpiece ! Having a Season 4 is a no brainer ! CW hear the people !

  7. Ida says

    I think Nikita would have done so much better on another network. The CW is a crap network and Nikita does not even match the demographics of the other shows that air on CW. I hope Nikita gets renewed and if it doesn’t, I hope another, better network picks it back up.

  8. Anonymous says

    Well it’s not going to make a difference if Nikita isn’t renewed (it is though ) ….. They have have a contract that says they can basically do Four seasons and its the finale (the series finale would season 4 from what I’ve learned….. Idk if I’m right

  9. Cindy L. Greiman says

    Please Renew for season 4. But, please get rid of Amanda. She has run her course on the show. In season 4 have Nikita & crew re-build a new division with please bring back Ryan, Micheal, The Nerd & his love interest. Along with the Navy Seal guy who was killed off. The Russia girl needs him for a love interest. Make Owen whole again, not dirty Sam. They canceled ,” Ringer” Which I loved. They didn’t allow it to develop. So if CW cancels this show. I’m done with watching their network Pd.

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