TV Ratings Friday: 'Undercover Boss,' 'Blue Bloods' Pace CBS; 'Grimm' Inches Up; 'Fringe Falls;' ' The Finder's' Friday Debut Weak

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April 7th, 2012

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Good Friday and Passover was better to CBS & ABC than it was to Fox!   CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers pace by Undercover Boss which was flat vs. last week and Blue Bloods which was up a tenth to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. At 9pm CSI: NY was also steady with another 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

ABC ran a Shark Tank repeat which was steady with last week's (also a repeat) 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Primetime What Would You Do? was up a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.  20/20 fell far from last week's (which drew a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating) but it's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating was still well ahead of NBC's Dateline

Grimm rose a tenth from last week to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and Who Do You Think You Are? was steady with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.

The Finder debuted on Friday at a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating.  That's half its Thursday average (2.2) for originals.  Fringe fell back 20% to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating.  Perhaps Fox viewers are more religiously observant than CBS's?

CW was in repeats.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 6, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Undercover Boss 1.8/7 7.75
ABC Shark Tank (R) 1.3/5 4.41
FOX The Finder 1.1/4 3.92
NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 0.8/3 4.54
CW Nikita (R) 0.3/1 1.01
9:00 CBS CSI: NY 1.6/5 8.96
ABC Primetime What Would You Do? 1.6/5 4.87
NBC Grimm 1.3/4 4.47
FOX Fringe 1.0/3 3.08
CW Supernatural (R) 0.3/1 0.83
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.7/5 10.76
ABC 20/20 1.5/5 5.13
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1/3 4.09

via NBC press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night:

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  • João LUKAS

    the people like more the repeat than the original of Nikita!

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