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Updated TV Ratings Friday: 'Fringe,' 'Kitchen Nightmares,' 'Supernatural,' 'Smallville,' 'CSI: NY' and 'The Defenders' See Gains

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February 19th, 2011

Scoreboard CBS FOX NBC ABC CW
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.6/5 1.6/5 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.0/3
Total Viewers (million) 10.082 4.003 6.507 4.143 2.228

More people were in the mood for broadcast television this Friday than last as many shows saw gains.

Fox and CBS tied for the lead in adults 18-49 as Kitchen Nightmares, Fringe and The Defenders and others saw gains versus last week.

Kitchen Nightmares rose 13% to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and Fringe was up 7% to a 1.5 rating.

Supernatural and Smallville each rose 11% from last week with each scoring a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49.

The Defenders 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 was up  18% vs last week and.  CSI: NY was up 12% versus last Friday to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  In its return to Friday originals at 10pm, Blue Bloods scored a 1.6 rating.

Primetime What Would You Do? was up 23% from its last original on February 4 to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, February 11, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.6/6 3.89
CBS The Defenders 1.3/5 8.20
NBC Who Do You Think You Are 1.2/5 5.77
ABC Supernanny 1.0/4 3.86
CW Smallville 0.9/3 2.17
8:30 FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.7/6 3.99
CBS The Defenders 1.4/5 8.84
NBC Who Do You Think You Are 1.3/4 5.99
ABC Supernanny 1.0/3 3.56
CW Smallville 1.0/3 2.23
9:00 CBS CSI: NY 1.7/6 10.23
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do 1.6/5 4.79
FOX Fringe 1.5/5 4.04
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3/4 5.90
CW Supernatural 1.1/4 2.29
9:30 CBS CSI: NY 1.9/6 11.01
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do 1.6/5 4.53
NBC Dateline NBC 1.5/5 6.70
FOX Fringe 1.5/5 4.08
CW Supernatural 1.0/3 2.22
10:00 NBC Dateline NBC 1.7/6 7.25
CBS Blue Bloods 1.6/5 11.18
ABC 20/20 1.1/4 4.00
10:30 NBC Dateline NBC 1.9/6 7.42
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.03
ABC 20/20 1.2/4 4.12

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Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2011 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

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Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs which are currently in approximately 24.4% of all U.S. TV households. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

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