Friday Final Broadcast Ratings: As Expected, Lots of Downward Adjustments, Particularly for CBS

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August 15th, 2011

As expected, there were lots of adjustments down from Friday's preliminary numbers due to local pre-emptions for NFL football. CBS was the most significantly impacted with the original Flashpoint and the repeat CSI: NY each adjusted down 0.4 with adults 18-49 from the preliminary numbers and Blue Bloods adjusted down 0.3 with adults 18-49. Karaoke Battle USA was adjusted down a tenth with adults 18-49 to a 0.9 rating.  The 8pm Friends with Benefits was adjusted down a tenth with adults 18-49, and the 8:30pm episode was adjusted down 0.2. The 8pm Nikita repeat was adjusted down a tenth with adults 18-49, as was the 8pm Shark Tank repeat.

Final broadcast TV ratings for Friday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX NFL Preseason: Buccaneers vs. Chiefs 8-10:58p 1.6/6 4.86
CBS Flashpoint 1.1/4 6.18
ABC Shark Tank (R) 1.0/4 3.66
NBC Friends with Benefits 0.5/2 1.92
CW Nikita (R) 0.3/1 0.92
8:30 NBC Friends with Benefits 0.5/2 1.75
9:00 NBC Dateline (9-11p) 1.2/4 5.58
CBS CSI: NY (R) 0.9/3 5.55
ABC Karaoke Battle USA (Premiere) 9-11 0.9/3 3.74
CW Supernatural (R) 0.4/1 0.99
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods (R) 0.8/3 5.51


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