Which Friday Broadcast Genre Show Will 'The Avengers' Pummel Hardest: 'Nikita,' 'Fringe,' 'Grimm' or 'Supernatural?' (Poll)

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May 4th, 2012

Folks will no doubt have their fan excuse bingo cards out tomorrow morning.  Yes, I know, just because it's a fan excuse doesn't mean it isn't true,  but finger pointing is tricky!  When The Hunger Games came out on March 23, both Supernatural and Fringe were down, but Nikita actually saw an increase with adults 18-49 (Grimm was a repeat that night).  Further, slightly more adults 18-49 were watching TV on Friday, March 23 than Friday, March 16 despite The Hunger Games.

The focus here on the more genre-y shows isn't to say that a big movie debut can't hurt the CBS procedural shows or even unscripted like Shark Tank and Undercover Boss, it's just fans of those shows usually don't seem as interested in playing fan excuse bingo. Of course with Supernatural, Fringe and Grimm already renewed, those fans might not be as interested in playing along either.

That leaves Nikita. Based on past experience and the "when you ain't got nothing, you got nothing to lose" factor, I wouldn't expect Nikita to take the biggest hit, but we'll know Saturday morning.



  • beatrix~

    I’ll say Fringe but :D we no need to be worried anymore :]

  • Mary

    I’ll say Fringe, Nikita may take a hit given it aired a day earlier on CTV, but I expect Nikita to pull another 0.4

  • Bookworm

    No news on Friday ratings?

  • Jenny

    @ Liz Thanks for the info. Now I have to hold out for the effects of the Super Moon Saturday night. I think the Super moon will make everyone go to the movies to see the Super hereos The Avengers.

    But even if they do not set records, the Super weekend will still be enough to send all the TV shows ratings down.

    When you take the combination of the Spring Weather, the Super Moon and the movie hit “The Avengers” the super heroes. Nothing will stand before the Super weekend. All Television Shows will fall.

    The Avengers won’t break box office records nor will it have the biggest weekend.
    It is now being reported that it will only do about 155mill….
    And it didn’t break the record for biggest midnight opening either like it was expected to, it had the #8 best.”

  • Jenny

    from http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-avengers-joss-whedon-chris-evans-samuel-l-jackson-biggest-friday-opening-320563

    Box Office Shocker: ‘Avengers’ Scores $80.5 Million, Second Biggest Friday Opening of All Time

    has a shot at debuting to $170 million, the biggest opening of all time in North America.

  • The End

    Avengers has already made over 380,000,000 dollars in the box office. Hate to burst some peoples bubbles but alas, this film will be huge and this total will no doubt be doubled in the weeks to come.

  • bk8718

    So the correct answer is… CSI NY?

  • Fake Me Out

    @Liz “The Avengers won’t break box office records nor will it have the biggest weekend. It is now being reported that it will only do about 155mill

    I suggest you find a new source for reports as Box Office Mojo is showing the estimates (final numbers Monday afternoon sometime) that The Avengers has blown away all previous records with over $200 million this weekend.

  • Fennerbender

    Joss Wedon’s Biggest Fan was right all along. The Avengers broke records and was a darn good movie.

  • Z

    Looks like Fringe was the only show to be affected by Avengers movie.

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