Friday Final Broadcast Ratings: Significant Adjustments Down for ABC, CBS and NBC Including 'Flashpoint' and 'Friends with Benefits'

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August 22nd, 2011

As expected, there were significant downward adjustments versus Friday's preliminary numbers due to local NFL pre-emptions.  Despite the warnings, some fans got carried away by how well the last Flashpoint on CBS (before it moves to ION) fared and the 80% increases for Friends with Benefits in the preliminary numbers. Both came back to earth in the finals. Flashpoint and Friends with Benefits were each adjusted down 0.4 with adults 18-49 in the finals. Interested parties can do the other comparisons at their leisure.

Final broadcast TV ratings for Friday:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX NFL Preseason: 8-10p 1.4/5 4.17
ABC Shark Tank (R) 1.1/4 4.00
CBS Flashpoint 1.0/4 5.85
NBC Friends with Benefits 0.5/2 1.98
CW Nikita (R) 0.3/1 0.90
8:30 NBC Friends with Benefits 0.5/2 1.54
9:00 NBC Dateline (9-11p) 1.3/4 5.02
ABC Karaoke Battle USA 0.8/3 2.92
CBS CSI: NY (R) 0.7/2 4.91
CW Supernatural (R) 0.4/1 0.99
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.1/4 4.09
CBS Blue Bloods (R) 0.6/2 4.88


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