Updated TV Ratings Friday: ‘Fringe’ Rises; ‘Smallville,’ ‘Friday Night Lights,’ ‘Shark Tank’ Fall; ‘Supernatural,’ ‘CSI:NY’ Steady
CBS topped the night’s adults 18-49 ratings, while the three Royal Wedding themed specials averaged a cumulative 20 million viewers.
Fringe rose a tenth of a point vs. last Friday to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating on Friday night. Earlier, Kitchen Nightmares drew a 1.3 rating, down 19% vs. two weeks ago.
CBS’s Royal Wedding: Modern Majesty special drew a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Following it CSI:NY’s 1.7 rating was even with its last new episode. At 10pm, Blue Bloods’ 1.6 rating was even with its last new episode.
ABC’s Shark Tank fell 14% vs. last Friday to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Following it from 9-11, 20/20’s Royal Wedding special drew a 1.5 rating.
CW’s Smallville dipped 20% vs. last week to a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, while Supernatural’s 0.9 rating was even with last Friday.
NBC’s Friday Night Lights plunged 33% to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating. From 9-11pm, a Royal Wedding themed Dateline drew a 1.2 rating, down a tenth from last week.
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 29, 2011:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|8:00||CBS||THE ROYAL WEDDING: MODER||1.7||6||8.414|
|NBC||FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS||0.6||3||3.038|
|8:30||CBS||THE ROYAL WEDDING: MODER||1.7||6||8.757|
|NBC||FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS||0.6||2||2.949|
|ABC||A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20||1.4||5||6.442|
|ABC||A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20||1.6||5||6.857|
|10:00||ABC||A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20||1.7||5||7.187|
|ABC||A SPECIAL EDITION OF 20/20||1.5||5||6.287|
NOTE: All ratings are “live plus same day” from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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