Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Supernatural', 'CSI:NY', 'Blue Bloods' Adjusted Up; 'Fringe' Adjusted Down

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April 30th, 2012

Supernatural, CSI:NY and Blue Bloods were each adjusted up a tenth and Fringe was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings. 

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 27, 2012:

Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
CBS Undercover Boss 1.6/6 7.23
ABC Shark Tank 1.4/5 5.42
FOX The Finder 1.1/4 3.97
NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 1.0/4 5.25
CW Nikita 0.4/1 1.29
CBS CSI: NY 1.5/5 9.13
NBC Grimm 1.4/4 4.33
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.1/4 4.04
FOX Fringe 1.0/3 3.09
CW Supernatural 0.7/2 1.61
CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 10.47
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.00
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1/3 4.10


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

  • Hades

    KS I dont knwo where you got your impression that conventions are just for fangirls who find the actors attractive but can I just say you couldnt be further from the truth. The best thing about SPN is the fact that they have these conventions and the best thing about these conventions is the family atmosphere. Its pretty much all SPN fans in a room together laughing, talking and cheering on the show.

    Jared and Jensen are incredible people and actors. They talk about the show and yes they also talk about Jared and Jensen stuff because people want to know about them. Thats what happens when you have two really lovable actors on a show, fans want to talk about anything and everything with them.

    I have seen every SPN convention online and I am in awe of how generous, kind, lovable, funny and smart Jared and Jensen are. Not to mention the rest of the cast and crew past and present who take the time to attend these events. These conventions arent always about the show, thery act as more of a celebration of many of those involved in it rather. Why else would actors who played characters killed of after 1 or 2 episodes in the first or second season still be attending many years later?! There is also the added fact that they are limited by what they can and cant say in regards to the show for many reasons, sometimes they are still filming the season, sometimes many fans wont have seen the episodes yet, they dont want to get spoilery.

    I think you have totally missed the point of these conventions and completely missunderstood what they represent. A fandom, a cast, a crew who love their show. Its not about fangirls (thats insulting btw) its about a mutual love of all things SPN. Its a family thing. Sorry you dont get that because you are missing out on something amazing.

  • Melanie

    @KS Its true that the conventions do tend to feature the actors and to some extent the characters more than the show itself — in terms of mytharc or what have you. Occasionally a director like Guy Bee or the location manager Russ Hamilton or EP Jim Michaels will be at one. But the writers only go to ComicCon and PaleyFest (that I know of. The Cons are not for in depth discussions of the show — J&J tend to be more serious in the smaller venues – the ‘meet & greets’ where they can give more in depth answers to questions. I don’t have the link but ‘Fangasm’ has transcripts of a lot of those if you’re interested. (Anybody have that link?)

  • Melanie

    @Hades Excellent description of what the COns are like. It is like a family thing.

  • Tessa


    I’m sure the others explained it better but here’s my suggestion: If you like to go to a con to talk about the show don’t go to any of the exclusive Supernatural cons. They only feature the actors and what I clearly noticed is that actors mostly don’t know much about the show or the story. At the con I went the guy who played Rufus didn’t even know he was Jewish because he only read the script up to the part where his character exited and that information came out after. So it makes sense that they spend most of their panels chit chatting and interacting with fan-girls instead of talking about stuff they don’t know about.

    Comic Con and other major cons are different because the actors sit on panels with show creators and writers. There, most of the conversation is about the show with occasional questions to actors about their previous or future roles. They looks very professional and right up your alley. Although I wouldn’t dream of going to the Supernatural panel at Comic Con. Last year I heard people camped outside the room overnight to get a seat inside. It gets a little more than insane when you add the fan-boy crowd to the fan-girls.

  • LisaM

    @Hades I went to my first con in March. What fun! Meeting other fans and seeing the guys in person was a treat. What is wrong with that I say. Other shows like Trek have had them for years. Farscape, Xena, and Stargate have had them.

  • KS

    @Tessa and Other fans

    Thanks a ton for actually understanding my problem with Conventions and even giving me some suggestions about attending the conventions.

  • pandorajinel(formerly Erin)

    another thing about the conventions is that some people attend repeatedly, so some questions that you would expect to hear have already been asked and answered many times. That actually leaves room for some of the more out of the box type questions and stories. My personal favorites are Jensen’s Kim Manners stories. Some panels are also more serious than others. Good luck getting a straight answer out of Misha Collins if it wasn’t about something that just happened. Jared and Jensen will usually give straight answers provided it is an answerable question.

    Honestly finding the convention reports gave me a whole new appreciation for the work that and thought process that goes into the show from the production end. There is a growing demand for hearing from the pre and post production ends (to that end Jim Michaels the current executive producer is doing two conventions this summer), but we have to keep in mind that unlike actors, writers probably aren’t used to speaking to a big room full of people.

  • LisaM

    I love hearing about behind the scenes stuff as well. Seeing Guy Norman Bee in Burbank was greatly interesting, and about how the writing process goes. As director, he gave wonderful info. Without fan cnventions, where would we get to hear this?

  • Robin Vogel

    I found this Supernatural episode far too Winchesters light, but I do want to see season eight with Jeremy Carver at the helm as show runner. As much as I liked Sera as a writer, the show just wasn’t as good under her as show runner. I’m hoping Cerver will return the show to its season two glory.

    Love, Robin Vogel, columnist, Supernatural, Winchester Family Business and http://www.moogi.com

  • Tessa


    To me worst was Sebastian Roche’s panel. The guy couldn’t stop clowning around for two seconds to answer a question properly. Some of us actually began to suspect he was drunk on his feet. Misha at least would make sure he heard the question properly before he answered.

    Personally I have no problem with them goofing on stage and people like Richard Speight and Matt Cohen, who’ve been off the show for a while, can’t be expected to know much about the current plot. It does get frustrating though when Misha or the Js are asked something about their characters you always wanted to know and they begin to answer only to be interrupted by some ludicrous fan thing in the middle. And you never hear the end of the answer. It happened too many times at the con I was at that I was almost tempted to yell ” Shut up and let him finish!” at the crowd.

    Also yes to inviting some producers and writers. I would be very interested in going if they invited Ben Edlund, Jim Michaels or Guy Norman Bee to the cons.

  • LisaM

    Tessa, where had you gone? I found Roche funny but it was only my first time seeing him and I suppose he could get annoying if he were always this way. I don’t know if he drinks, and is as sexually randy as he acts. But a little can go a long way.

    I just want the show to go on for awhile longer.

  • Brian

    No matter what anyone says, NIKITA is one of the best shows I have seen in a long time. The last 2 episodes were awesome – when it comes to fast paced action, there is nothing else like it. Nikita needs to be renewed. My other favorites=Person of Interest, Vampire Diaries, Revenge and Smash have all been renewed. C’mon CW, don’t let me down. !!

  • Hades

    I think they should renew Nikita for another season…I just want to see how low the ratings can go. Its a form of entertainment in its own right.

  • nj2 mt

    l luv Blue Bloods..Great show great cast. PLEASE don’t cancel…it’s a great one

  • tia

    the head of the CW watches vampire diaries and supernatural. he loves them-so i would bet that those two will be renewed no problem

  • Rafael

    Bring back Nikita & Supernatural for a least a 10-episodes season finale move them from the the friday night line up to the Tuesday night line up which at this time sucksb###s come on you guys end both of the shows with at least some respect they deserve & in my eyes are worthy of at least that much I have been there from the beginning when the CW was the WB from the good shows to the many bad ones that came before & will come after these two great shows so to end with don’t be assh###s you guy at the CW Network COME ON COME ON COME ON DON’T BE LIKE THAT BE MORE LIKE FOX WHO IS BRING BACK THAT CRAP FEST FRINGE WHICH IS THE MOST BORINGEST SHOW ON AIR TODAY JUST SOOOOOOOO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • tony james

    Fringe has a lot of fans that actually watch the show,and some are even in the 64 year old demographics. The fans post their support on facebook and twitter and even though they are not rated many emails go to Fox to monitor the tremendous support.

  • ytimynona

    Woohoo Supernatural! I wonder what we have to thank for the 0.2 bump? The Felicia Day factor, perhaps? It truly was an amazing episode!!! :D

  • Carole Rousis

    Blue Bloods is a huge favorite with me and my friends and family. We’re all looking forward to next season.

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