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Updated TV Ratings Friday: 'Fringe,' 'Gifted Man,' 'CSI:NY,' 'Blue Bloods,' 'Supernatural' Down; 'Kitchen Nightmares,' 'Nikita' Steady

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October 1st, 2011


Scoreboard CBS FOX NBC ABC CW
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 1.1/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.754 3.564 5.094 3.943 1.777

Fox's Fringe dipped 20% vs. last week's premiere tying a series low 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the evening, Kitchen Nightmares' 1.6 adults 18-49 rating was even vs. last week.

CBS won the night with adults 18-49 edging out Fox for second. CBS of course dominated in the press release friendly total viewers category.

CBS's A Gifted Man dropped 14% to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. It needs more than a ratings present for survival now. CSI: New York scored a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 11% from its premiere last week. Blue Bloods' 1.8 adults 18-49 rating was down 10% from its premiere last week.

The CW's Nikita pulled a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating even with last week's debut and Supernatural slipped a tenth (12%) to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

At 10pm, ABC's 20/20 had a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 20% from last week.

From 9-11pm, NBC's Dateline drew a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down 20% from last week.

Late-night ratings are below the primetime data.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 30, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.6 6 3.985
CBS A Gifted Man 1.2 4 8.144
ABC Modern Family -R 1.1 4 3.842
NBC Up All Night -R 0.8 3 2.931
CW Nikita 0.6 2 1.784
8:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 1.0 4 3.440
NBC Whitney -R 0.9 3 2.812
9:00PM CBS CSI: NY 1.6 5 9.956
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11p) 1.6 5 6.206
FOX Fringe 1.2 4 3.143
ABC Pan Am -R 1.1 4 4.149
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.770
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.8 6 11.162
ABC 20/20 1.2 4 4.040

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Via NBC press note:

Late night ratings will appear here, if they arrive on Saturday.

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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

Definitions:

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.  More information on ratings is available here.

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.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

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. 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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