'Fringe' & 'The Finder' Ratings Fall

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May 5th, 2012

 

Fringe fell to a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating in the first part of its two-part season finale. That's down a tenth vs. the 1.0 adults 18-49 rating last week. At 8pm, The Finder  had a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, also down a tenth vs. the 1.1 adults 18-49 rating last Friday. Blame The Avengers?

Via @MaskedScheduler:

#Fringe .9 rating in 18-49's with 2,851,000 viewers. #FINDER was a 1.0 with 3,960,000 viewers. Season finales next week.

The night's full ratings.


 
  • Colin

    Fringe renewal was pathetic.

  • Liz

    @Colin .. No, you are pathetic… Fringe renewal was AWESOME :)

  • rob60990

    Lets see how the rest of the night did before making excuses. It dosnt really matter at this point since Fringe is cancelled next season and The Finder wont be back.

  • DougF

    @Ethan

    Harry Potter’s record is $169 million. Avengers got alittle under half of that in one day. All it has to do is make $45 million each today and tomorrow and it has the record.

  • Tom

    The Avengers will not beat Harry Potter.

  • Liz

    @TOM of course it will

  • Michael-60

    @DougF
    Harry Potter had $91,071,119 on its opening day, but only $42,414,346
    on its next day.

    Why do you think Avengers will not have as big a drop-off?

  • Liz

    @Michael-60

    Harry Potter was front-loaded with over 40 mill in midnight sales,
    Avengers only had 18mill from midnight sales but still manages an 80.5 mill Friday, thats why

  • Fringe Fan

    @rob60990

    Nope, Fringe is ENDING next season, after the writers are able to give the show the complete a proper ending it deserves. Now you scoot off and enjoy your Grey’s Anatomy DVDs. I know how much you love that show and its oh so incredible writing… ;)

  • Michael-60

    @liz

    thanks.

    i seem to recall there was some controversy about some movie not being listed as highest grossing because it had early openings, but I guess midnight openings are a loophole.

    So, I would say that Avengers will have no problem being number one.

  • Fake Me Out

    @Jenny “…Nothing will stand before the Super weekend. All Television Shows will fall.

    Why am I picturing you in a tight spandex evil villainess outfit as you type that?

    @Bill Gorman “I blame Canada.

    Too true old bean, we’ve been secretly manipulating the world for decades now to our own evil purposes … do you really think Jim Carrey was an accident? … sorry.

  • David

    I don’t care about Fringe ratings anymore, it’s renewed already, so why should anyone bother? It’s FOX’s fault they’re dumb and renew the show with the worst ratings the network’s ever had, although it’s purely genious and deserves it. “The Avengers” on the other side do NOT deserve to beat the epic story and ending that HP was. Although I love Joss’ work, I don’t think another movie about american superheroes deserves to beat Harry Potter.

  • Jenny

    @ Fake Me Out , you are correct on both statements:

    “@Jenny “…Nothing will stand before the Super weekend. All Television Shows will fall.”

    Why am I picturing you in a tight spandex evil villainess outfit as you type that?

    @Bill Gorman “I blame Canada.”

    Too true old bean, we’ve been secretly manipulating the world for decades now to our own evil purposes … do you really think Jim Carrey was an accident? … sorry.”

  • JakeSnake

    lol it’s hilarious how many people still try to mock Fringe because of ratings. It’s getting one more season either way so ratings don’t mean crap. Besides, almost everything was down last night so it’s just pathetic to point out Fringe alone.

  • USAmerica1st

    Where are the Fringe fans? If Fox had delayed the decision until 5 May, would they still have renewed? (BTW, The Avengers got $80.5 mill bringing the worldwide total to $384mill c/o boxofficemojo.com).

  • JakeSnake

    @USAmerica1st

    Yes it still would have gotten renewed. Pretty much since the beginning of season 4 ratings meant virtually nothing. I mean yeah if ratings had dropped to 0.5 or something Fox may have just decided it wasn’t worth the trouble anymore, but as long as the ratings stayed fairly consistent (which they have) it really only mattered whether or not Fox and WB could reach an agreement on the licensing fee. If Fox hardly has to pay anything for the fifth season of Fringe they will still air it even with terrible ratings. The ratings have not really changed since the decision was made. Fringe is getting a fifth season so you might as well get over that.

  • USAmerica1st

    @JakeSnake, I was a dedicated Fringe viewer/DVRer since S1, but I gave up on it this season. Too bad shows like Law and Order Los Angeles which had much better ratings than Fringe didn’t get this type of consideration. Lots of shows with better ratings will bite the dust this year, as in the past. Just doesn’t seem fair, but I know, life is not fair. (BTW I still have 6 un-viewed LOLA episodes on DVR that I’m saving for a private marathon this coming winter.)

  • Robert

    I blame FOX for keeping Lenoard Nimoy’s apppearence a secret. I know the guy isn’t a superstar, but c’mon…let people know the guy is alive and well and on Fringe!

  • sharp

    Why cant fringe just DIE!!!!!!! KEEP The Finder ALIVE!!!!!!

  • RyanCanada

    Avengers did over 200 million opening weeked, amazing movie.

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