Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Grimm', 'Supernatural' Adjusted Up; '20/20' Adjusted Down

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April 23rd, 2012

Both Grimm and Superatural were adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings. 20/20 was adjusted down a tenth.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 20, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Shark Tank -R 1.2 4 4.940
FOX The Finder 1.2 4 4.310
CBS Mike & Molly -R 1.0 4 4.180
NBC Who Do You Think You Are? -R 0.8 3 4.100
CW Nikita 0.4 1 1.390
8:30PM CBS Rules of Engagement -R 0.8 3 3.400
9:00PM NBC Grimm 1.4 4 4.560
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.3 4 4.280
FOX Fringe 1.0 3 3.030
CBS CSI: NY - R 0.8 3 6.100
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.570
10:00PM NBC Dateline NBC 1.4 4 5.810
ABC 20/20 1.2 4 4.090
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.8 3 6.160


Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Percysowner

    Thank goodness Supernatural went up. It certainly is a steady performer and not in a steady at .4-5 performer.

    Oh, Nikita, I love you show. You have kickass women and complex, developed characters and women are the main actors driving the plot. I love so much about you and no one has found you. If I had my way, you would stay, but I suspect this is the last season for you.

  • gregg

    @timothy, yr number are wrong. Abc wins the night

  • Michael

    I think it’s time for SPN to be a lead-in show this Fall. Or is the show considered too dark for the 8:00PM time-slot?

  • Dennis

    Annouce Season 8 (Final) of Supernatural already
    and cancel Crapika

  • timotey

    @SVU: Fringe Division: With reality shows, sure, even though those too experienced a major decline. Grimm’s the only scripted show on NBC that’s actually winning its timeslot from time to time. Sure, it’s on Friday so you need very little to be on top there, still… It’s beating its scripted competitors there.

  • LisaM

    Is 8:00pm still considered family hour? I admit, SPN can be bloody, violent and a bit over the top for children. I would prefer keep it at the 9:00pm slot.

  • timotey

    @gregg: You’re right. Let me rephrase it: NBC had the highest rated original programming.

  • Mickey 1.0


    I think it’s too dark, but a lot of other posters here think it should be moved to 8 pm. It’s the logical thing to do ratings-wise, so we’ll have our answer in the fall if the CW doesn’t do it.

  • Dennis

    I don’t think Supernatural is very dark anymore, it should be moved to 8 imo

  • Juan

    NBC won Monday, Tuesday, and Friday! It’s my favorite network, whith the quality of the shows, it should win Thursday too.

  • Melanie

    Yaaay! Supernatural up!

  • chrisss

    If Supernatural can air at 8 in central time zones, surely it can air at 8 in eastern ones?

  • Kate

    Yay Grimm! Glad to see SPN adjusted up even though I don’t watch.

    Nikita is a goner.

  • Anonymous

    Show ———————- Viewers

    Vampire Diaries ———– 2.21 million
    Supernatural ————– 1.57 million
    Nikita ——————– 1.39 million
    Hart of Dixie ————- 1.37 million
    America’s Next Top Model — 1.31 million
    Ringer ——————– 1.20 million
    Secret Circle ————- 1.14 million
    Gossip Girl ————— 1.06 million

    Nikita (Friday show) was the 3rd most watched show on the CW last week. The Secret Circle got less viewers than most shows even with the huge TVD lead in.

  • Michael

    Anonymous, total amount of viewers is irrelevant!

  • John A

    I dont think Spn should move to 8pm. Its doing well where it is no point to risk it.

  • Shaula

    Oh, Supernatural! YAY! I was hoping, but didn’t actually expected the adjustment. Great news!

  • Geordiegirl1967

    Supernatural’s season average was 1.0 last year,
    this year it is 0.7


    This seasons average is 0.75 not 0.7. Yes a fall from last seasons average but not from where last season ended which was at 0.8s. The damage was done last season not this. And ilast seasons losses were a CW wide phenomena affecting all shows. Also not much of the fall in live viewers is due to people leaving the show. The +7 DVR % is up a lot on last season and according to CW figures 20% of people now watch online on top of the live and DVR viewers – again up significantly this year.

  • fearless

    yey Grimm!!! =)

  • Tessa

    Phew, thank goodness for the up adjustment. Wasn’t holding my breath considering the week we had. SPN still hanging in there and bringing in the .7s on a Friday when the Mon-Thu shows are lucky to get a .6. Good for the little show that could.

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