Updated TV Ratings Friday: 'Blue Bloods' Higher; 'Grimm' Off 14%; Another Record Low for 'Chuck'; 'Fringe' Inches Up

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November 5th, 2011

Scoreboard CBS FOX NBC Uni ABC CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.6/5 1.4/4 1.3/4 1.3 1.2/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.200 3.492 4.383 3.189 5.043 1.759

CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers led by Blue Bloods' 2.1 adults 18-49 rating which was up a tenth from its last original two weeks ago. CSI: NY averaged a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, down two tenths from its last original. A Gifted Man was steady, but still low with a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

As posted earlier, Fringe was up a tenth with adults 18-49 to a 1.3 rating and Kitchen Nightmares drew a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating

Grimm dropped 14% from its premiere last week with adults 18-49 to a 1.8 rating, not too shabby all things considered.  Chuck dropped 20% from its Friday premiere to a series low 0.8 adults 18-49 rating. 

Without the World Series competition, Extreme Makeover: Home edition increased 0.2 and 0.3 with adults 18-49 for its respective hours.  

CW's Nikita & Supernatural were steady versus last week.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 4, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.5/5 3.70
CBS A Gifted Man 1.2/4 8.39
ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition 1.2/4 4.86
NBC Chuck 0.8/3 3.08
CW Nikita 0.6/2 1.80
9:00 NBC Grimm 1.8/5 5.92
CBS CSI: NY 1.6/5 9.65
ABC Extreme Makeover Home Edition 1.4/4 5.41
FOX Fringe 1.3/4 3.28
CW Supernatural 0.7/2 1.72
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 2.1/6 12.56
NBC Dateline 1.2/4 4.14
ABC 20/20 1.1/3 4.87


Via NBC press notes:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night:

  • In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 3.0/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.
  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.8/4; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.6/3 with an encore.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.6/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.5/5).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 1.0/4 in metered-market households with an encore and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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


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