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TV Ratings Friday: 'Blue Bloods' Rises, Leads CBS Win; 'Fringe,' 'Grimm,' 'Chuck,' 'Nikita' Steady; 'Supernatural' Falls

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November 19th, 2011


Scoreboard CBS Uni ABC NBC FOX CW
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.6/5 1.4 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.7/2
Total Viewers (million) 10.122 3.333 5.153 4.760 3.164 1.666

CBS topped the nights adults 18-49 ratings and average viewership as A Gifted Man rose a tenth from last week's series low to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, CSI: NY fell a tenth of a point from last week to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and Blue Bloods was back on the upside of its recent ratings roller coaster, up three tenths (17%) to a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating.

Fringe  was steady vs. last week to a series low 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. Earlier in the night on Fox, Kitchen Nightmares dipped two tenths vs. last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49.

NBC's Chuck held even at its series low 0.9 adults 18-49 rating, and Grimm was also even with last week at a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. This is likely a critical result for Grimm. Holding at a 1.6 on an NBC Friday means, at a minimum, a full season order. Had it continued to fall last night, that would have been in question.

CW's Nikita was steady vs. last week at a 0.6 adults 18-49, and  Supernatural fell a tenth of a point vs. last week to a 0.7 adults 18-49 rating.

Two back to back new episodes of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition scored a 1.1 and a 1.5 adults 18-49 compared to the single 8pm hour with a 0.7 rating last week.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, November 18, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM FOX Kitchen Nightmares 1.4 5 3.453
CBS A Gifted Man 1.3 4 8.208
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.1 4 4.670
NBC Chuck 0.9 3 3.203
CW Nikita 0.6 2 1.814
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9:00PM CBS CSI:NY 1.6 5 9.928
NBC Grimm 1.6 5 5.414
ABC Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 1.5 5 5.802
FOX Fringe 1.1 3 2.874
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.519
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10:00PM CBS Blue Bloods 2.0 6 12.231
NBC Dateline NBC 1.5 5 5.664
ABC 20/20 -R 1.4 4 4.988

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Via NBC press notes:

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.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
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