|Adults 18-49: Rating/Share||1.5/5||1.3/4||1.2/4||1.1/4||0.5/2|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.781||4.804||4.597||3.541||1.422|
CBS won the night for 18-49 ratings and total viewers.
The Finder was down a tenth to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, vs. last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Fringe was up a tenth to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, versus last week's 1.0 rating.
Shark Tank returned from a week-long break and was down two tenths to a 1.4 vs. its last original's 1.6 18-49 rating. Primetime: What would You Do? Earned a 1.1, down two-tenths from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. At 10PM, a new 20/20 earned 1.4, up two-tenths from last week's 1.2
On NBC, Who Do You Think You Are? returned from two weeks off and was up two tenths to earn a 1.0 compared to the 0.8 its last original earned April 6. Grimm was flat with last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline was down three tenths to a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating compared with last week's 1.4 18-49 rating.
CBS was all-new for the first time in three weeks. Undercover Boss returned down a tenth to a 1.6 vs. its last original (April 13) which earned a1.7 rating. CSI: NY was down three tenths and earned a 1.4 compared to its last original which earned a 1.7 three weeks prior. Blue Bloods also returned from a three-week hiatus and was down three tenths to a 1.4 vs. the 1.7 its last new episode earned.
On The CW, Nikita was even with last week's series low-matching 0.4 adults 18-49 rating. Supernatural shed a tenth from last week's 0.7, earning a 0.6 18-49 rating.
Late night ratings below the primetime table.
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 27, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||18-49 Share||Viewers Live+SD (million)|
|NBC||Who Do You Think You Are?||1.0||4||5.211|
|ABC||Primetime: What Would You Do?||1.1||4||4.039|
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Friday night:
- In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.2/7; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.6/5.
- In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 0.9/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 1.0/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2.
- 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" (1.2/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
- At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/4 in metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.
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