Updated TV Ratings Friday: 'Fringe,' 'Kitchen Nightmares,' 'Blue Bloods' Fall, 'Nikita,' 'Gifted Man,' 'CSI:NY' Rise

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October 15th, 2011

Scoreboard CBS FOX Uni NBC ABC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.3 1.2/4 1.2/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 9.560 3.369 2.925 4.365 4.340 1.639

CBS won the nights with adults 18-49. At 8pm, A Gifted Man was up a tenth of  a point (8%) with a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. At 9pm CSI: NY was also up a tenth to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods was down two tenths (11%) to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating.

CW's Nikita was up a tenth from last week to a 0.6 adults 18-49 rating and Supernatural was steady with a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Fringe was down a tenth of an adults 18-49 ratings point (8%) versus last week to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. While earlier in the evening, Kitchen Nightmares dropped two tenths (12%) vs. last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.

Among the newsmagazines, NBC's Dateline rose a tenth of a point vs. last week, as did ABC's 20/20.

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Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 14, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.4 5 3.602
CBS A Gifted Man 1.3 5 7.754
ABC Last Man Standing -R 1.3 5 4.869
NBC The Office -R 0.7 2 2.102
CW Nikita 0.6 2 1.671
8:30PM NBC Parks & Recreation -R 0.5 2 1.547
tvbythenumbers.com 0.000
9:00PM CBS CSI: NY 1.7 5 10.019
NBC Dateline NBC (9-11p) 1.5 5.635
FOX Fringe 1.2 4 3.136
ABC Modern Family -R 1.3 4 3.687
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.607
tvbythenumbers.com 0.000
9:30PM ABC Suburgatory -R 1.1 3 3.138
tvbythenumbers.com 0.000
10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.7 5 10.905
ABC 20/20 1.2 4 4.738


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