On an otherwise super quiet Friday night in the broadcast ratings, The CW’s Nikita edged higher to post its most-watched episode in more than a year and deliver a season-high rating among adults 18-49.
Nikita had 1.6 million viewers and a 0.5 rating in the demo, up a tenth of a point from last week. (Hey, we didn’t say the ratings were really good — it’s Nikita! — but this is still the modest drama’s biggest numbers in a quite a while). Nikita had its most-seen hour since December 2011, and highest-rated episode since last March.
Otherwise, not much happened. All the other scripted broadcast shows were in repeats. Fox aired an encore telecast of its The Following premiere to pick up another 3.2 million viewers and a 1.1 in the demo. The network notes that the Kevin Bacon thriller’s Monday debut rating climbed 34 percent now that another three days of DVR playback has been added — that’s a good gain; it’s the same percentage NBC’s Revolution rose after its Monday premiere last fall.