Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank', 'Undercover Boss', 'Grimm', and 'CSI:NY' Adjusted Up

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May 7th, 2012

Shark Tank, CSI:NY, Undercover Boss and Grimm were each adjusted up a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings. 

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, May 4, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 7 6.060
CBS Undercover Boss 1.5 6 6.340
FOX The Finder 1.0 4 4.000
NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 0.9 3 4.960
CW Nikita 0.4 2 1.220
9:00PM NBC Grimm 1.4 4 4.730
CBS CSI: NY 1.4 5 9.060
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.4 5 4.700
FOX Fringe 0.9 3 2.730
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.660
10:00PM ABC 20/20 1.5 5 5.160
CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 10.360
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 4.960


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

  • BJH

    Fringe appears to have reached Dollhouse numbers.

  • Phil

    See, Ringer and TSC are getting axed no matter what. Dixie and GG are getting renewed and Nikita remains on the bubble. The CW probably won’t cancel it, because Nikita may be awarded to an Emmy, like it did last year.

  • Tom

    Before it was fixed, Amanda wrote that Fringe was down a tenth [mrgreen]

  • John A

    Damn wanted Fringe to go up.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “All current friday CBS shows do worse than A Gifted Man.”


    A Gifted Man averaged a 1.39 adults 18-49 rating in its episodes after Jan 1. And in the weeks it ran, it was always the lowest rated CBS scripted show this spring.

    It’s still bottom of the barrel for CBS!

  • s0303

    happy grimm went up :)

    why didn’t cbs keep undercover boss on sundays? it’s starting to die on fridays, and it was the highest cbs show on sundays..dumb move, especially considering what nyc 22 does on sundays, they should have put that on friday…

  • SarahL

    Yay Grimm! This means no drop from last week and that I was right that the show has a faithful fan base that would not desert it for The Avengers, even though I did. :)

  • Mae

    I still think Supernatural is being wasted on a Friday night – a Friday show should NOT be the second highest rated show on a network.

    I’m not sure moving it off Friday’s next year is either a good or smart idea (because 1) why change what works and 2) why would the network put a Season 8 show in a weekday time slot over a new show), but it still seems like wasted potential.

  • forg

    Wow at Shark Tank!

  • Michael

    Phil, Nikita has never won an Emmy. It was only nominated last year for a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series.

  • Lane

    Me thinks NBC should move Grimm to a Sunday night or so along with SVU. While it’s performing well on Friday.. It could improve and make the series last longer.

  • DougF


    It seems as long as Mark Pedowitz is boss and the Cast & Crew want to keep going Supernatural has the Friday 9pm slot.

    Keep mind too, with its Live+7 DVR 18-49 (I know DVR doesn’t matter that much but for a Friday show I think it matters more than normal) it has consistently all season been 1.1 in 18-49

  • Z

    HoD, GG, and TSC would of done same as Nikita. Ringer does worse. 90210 probably do little better.

  • Adrian

    Yay Grimm adjusted up

    Too bad SPN didn’t. I wonder what would happen if one day SPN beat Fringe.

  • Danity


    If TVD can get a 1.0+ every week, why can’t all other Monday-Thursday shows get above a 0.6? Same difference really.

  • tvwatcher

    Yay for Grimm adjusted up!

    They’ll start showing Season 1 this summer on Tuesday at 10 pm from May 29; hopefully that’ll show NBC how it does in that time slot.

  • Tony


    Nothing would happen… except lots of Supernatural fans would be happy, I guess.

  • Tony



  • Tony

    Season 2, I mean ^^^^^^^^

  • DonnaT

    I don’t see any drop for Fringe (to 0.8); I see the same demo (0.9) as the prelims. Has this table been edited?

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