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.

  • AC75

    I highly doubt Fringe will average 1.2 next season, but even if it did that’s still terrible after years of special treatment and second, third, and fourth chances the show has been given – but failed to cash in on.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Bridget Kelly: Please with the Ringer/Nikita comparisons. Nikita is so far a superior show as to be NO comparison.

    And Ringer would “die very badly” on Friday even as it has on a week night.

    And “no promotion”? Oh, please, it probably was the CW’s highest promoted show.

    It died because it SUCKED ROCKS through the first ten episodes (after which I gave up).

    Read my lips: Ringer is DOOMED.

    Nikita may be doomed, too, but nothing is going to help Ringer.

  • Bridget Kelly

    It has huge DVR numbers iTunes sales are good and hulu and cwtv.com most watched. The ratings aren’t the only factor
    Just face the facts I believe @ cw insider
    And I believe that ringer will be back this fall

  • Richard Steven Hack

    And for those who think Fringe ratings won’t fall next season…trust me! :-)

    Fringe will be doing sub-Dollhouse numbers, i.e., .6-.9. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a .5 although given it is on Fox and not the CW, I suspect that will be unlikely.

    Fringe has a final season for the sole reason of grinding out more episodes so the studio can get a higher syndication fee. I suspect the quality of those episodes will be even worse crap than season four.

  • Bridget Kelly

    @ Richard
    Watch the rest it’s so mind blowing!
    Ringer is coming back I’m not kidding

  • Fake Me Out


    From a ratings perspective, if the CW renews HoD, Nikita or Ringer then they deserve the fate that probably awaits them anyways a few years down the road. These shows ratings combined would still result in a low rated series even on NBC … regardless of the quality, they need to be dumped and something else tried that will get at least a 1.0 avg otherwise what’s the point of even trying to pretend your a real network … real networks need more than friends & family watching.


  • Bridget Kelly

    Also think about The LA Complex? Haha surly ringer will be renewed over that. Plus tsc hod and Nikita ha

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Bridget Kelly: NONE of the things you mention matter. iTunes sales are miniscule compared to ratings, as are Hulu viewings. DVR numbers beyond same night are irrelevant to advertisers.

    Again, read my lips: Ringer is DOOMED. It is not Fringe where there was at least some stupid reason to renew it.

  • Dean_W

    @ cw inside
    I don’t see ‘Ringer’ and ‘Hart of Dixie’ both Renewed and ‘The Secret Circle’ canceled.
    I think ‘Ringer’, ‘The Secret Circle’ and ‘Gossip Girl’ will be Renewed but ‘Nikita’ and ‘Hart of Dixie’ canceled.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    LA Complex? That has ZERO to do with Ringer. The CW will cancel at least two and almost certainly three shows – LA Complex, Ringer, and Nikita, most likely.

  • Statistics

    @Bridget Kelly

    “Fine. But it could have been worse.. Nikita numbers have been low all season whereas ringers averaged. 0.7 all season and a 0.6 since January.”

    Where did you get those numbers from? All season Ringer averaged 0.61 and since January only 0.47
    You’re right that Nikita’s ratings are worse though. (But way more steady): 0.51 all season, 0.46 since January.

  • Dean_W

    @ Richard
    I’m agree with Bridget Kelly ‘Ringer’ will be Renewed for sure.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Dean_W: TSC is doing poorly currently, but of any of the bottom rated shows on the CW, it has the best chance of being renewed. Ringer has ZERO chances.

    It all depends on how many new shows the CW picks up and for which parts of the season. If they pick up four new shows for full length seasons, TSC may go away. If they only pick up three, it may remain (likely with only 13 episodes, however.)

  • Bridget Kelly

    @ dean
    Thank you! At least someone else thinks ringer will be renewed ha I know it will and @ richard
    They all are factors! I believe ringer will return for season 2 and premiere at the very least 3.00 million viewers and 1.4 demo at least I hope

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Dean_W: Then you’re as delusional as she is.

  • Richard Steven Hack

    Bridget: You can proclaim them all factors, but they’re not – not even for the bottom rated network.

    And any idea that Ringer can come back to a 1.4 demo is just beyond delusional. If renewed, it would be doing .4-.5 to start and drop to .2-.3 – hell, it isn’t even worth speculating on how low it could go. By definition, it never will get the chance.

  • Dean_W

    @ Richard
    OK but I talk about a 13 Episodes order for mid-Season (a full Season pick up is just a dream).

  • Thomas

    Yea yea that not true about Grimm and supernatural show be cancelled Grimm is awasome.

  • Dean_W

    @ Bridget Kelly
    Everything is possible that’s why I’m stillhoping ‘Ringer’ Renewal. The Sarah Michelle Gellar factor will contribute to the Renewal but, on the other hand, she just announced she’s Pregnant and in the Show she plays twins so it could be hard for her to continue the shooting.

  • Sid

    “its all about competition and seeing how every other network has declined in their own was the cw has too.

    renewals: gossip girl Hart of dixie Ringer

    cancellations: the secret circle Nikita

    you heard it first here

    -CW INsider”

    You need to check your sources because every where I read, GOSSIP GIRL and Hart of Dixie are likely to return with NIKITA having a 50/50 shot and THE SECRET CIRCLE & RINGER are getting cancelled.

    You need to get your head examined and you need to stop posting as a CW Insider.

    We had a bunch of you visit here a lot this season and each of you get crazier and crazier.

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