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BubbleWatch: The CW's 'Nikita'
SHOW: "Nikita" (The CW)
IN ITS FAVOR: You've gotta credit "Nikita" for doing only-slightly-weaker-than-CW-average demo ratings in the wasteland that is Friday night. The CW is smart enough to know that a 0.4 rating in the 18-49 demo on Friday isn't that different from a 0.5 or 0.6 on another night. "Nikita" has a passionate core and thanks to its genre backdrop, it's able to get good exposure at venues like Comic-Con.
AGAINST IT: The ratings *are* lower than many of The CW's bubble shows and once you accept it'll never be paired with "Vampire Diaries" again and that The CW may try offers shows with "Supernatural," "Nikita" begins to look a little off-brand.
OUR TOTALLY UNINFORMED GUESS: Shrug. Who knows? If The CW decides to pick up four or five dramas -- unlikely, but not impossible -- "Nikita" suddenly becomes disposable. If The CW only feels confident about three or four, "Nikita" becomes a reliable fill-in.