undercover boss feb 1 ratings TV ratings: 'Undercover Boss' helps CBS cruise Friday, NAACP Image Awards riseFast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013

CBS coasted to a ratings win Friday, with “Undercover Boss” grabbing its biggest total audience of the season and matching its season best in adults 18-49.

Elsewhere, the NAACP Image Awards pulled in their largest viewer count since 2009. “Shark Tank” was solid for ABC, and while “Nikita” dipped a little bit from its high last week, it still was on the high side for The CW.

CBS averaged 10.5 million viewers and a 6.7 rating/11 share in households for the night, easily beating ABC’s 6.05 million and 3.8/6. NBC (3.5 million, 2.5/4) came in third. FOX (2.7 million, 1.7/3) took fourth, and The CW trailed with just over 1 million viewers and a 0.7/1.

CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 1.6 rating, just beating ABC’s 1.5. No one else managed to get over the 1.0 mark — NBC averaged 0.9 in the demo, FOX 0.8 and The CW 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Undercover Boss” (9.9 million viewers, 6.3/11 households)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” (6.9 million, 4.2/7)/”Malibu Country” (5.95 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: NAACP Image Awards (2.94 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (2.935 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.4 million, 0.9/1) 18-49 leader: “Undercover Boss” (1.9) 9 p.m. CBS: “CSI: NY” (10.4 million, 6.6/11)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (6.7 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: NAACP Image Awards (3.15 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: “The Following” rerun (2.4 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” rerun (704,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.9) 10 p.m. CBS: “Blue Bloods” (11.4 million, 7.3/13)
ABC: “20/20” (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.4 million, 3.2/6) 18-49 leader: “20/20” and “Blue Bloods” tied at 1.5

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter