Ratings: How ‘Nikita’ season 3, ‘Happy Endings’ fare leading up to May sweeps

NikitaOn Friday, both “Hart of Dixie” and “Beauty and Beast” were officially announced as coming back for additional seasons, which was easily enough to make these fans throw themselves a little party. However, there was not so much in the way of good news concerning another CW series in “Nikita.”

Could the show still return? We’re counting on it, at least based on the early buzz that the show is likely going to receive at least a pickup of ten or so episodes similar to what “Gossip Girl” had in order to wrap things up. The network’s programming head Mark Pedowitz has said that he wants to ensure that fan favorite series all receive their proper closure, or at least the ones that have been around longer than a few episodes (sorry “Cult.”) While the show’s 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic for Friday night’s new episode doesn’t help, this is still in the range that the network really expects for the show.

As for “Happy Endings,” we have to be the bearer of bad news. Not only is this show not going to come back to ABC, but we have a hard time believing that USA is going to want to invest in a show that is pulling only 0.5 ratings. There was some promotion behind the show, and while we understand that Friday is not a great night, “Last Man Standing” was able to pull 1.4 and 1.5 ratings here earlier in the season.

“Nikita’s” season 4 fate may be decided in the weeks ahead. Considering that we have already heard some buzz about a short renewal, we would be surprised if the network waiting until the upfront later this year to make their intentions clear.

What do you think about the hopes for “Nikita” right now? As always, we want to hear some of your thoughts below.

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