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.

  • Restless

    I dunno, Fringe is kinda dropping like a rock. Two years ago it started on Thursdays with a 3.0 and finished with a 2.0 (lowest 1.7). Last year it started with a 2.1 on Thursday, moved to Friday for a 1.9, finished at 1.2 (lowest also 1.2). Fringe’s ratings this year aren’t much better than Supernatural’s last year (well, Supernatural had more 0.9s). I’m gonna go ahead and guess it’ll keep falling while Supernatural continues to hold mostly steady (personally hoping for an uptick courtesy of luck and Netflix) and that the two shows will have at least a couple ties next year, even given Fringe’s shortened season.
    I know it doesn’t matter either way. :P

    And LOL at the Mikey/Bridget Kelly battle idea. That is golden.

  • Phil

    Bridget Kelly is crazy. RINGER IS DEADER THAN DEAD!!!

  • Psycho Bob

    why are people asking how Supernatural is getting 0.7 and Nikita 0.4? I’ve seen this brought up repeatedly now for weeks.

    Supernatural has been on TV now for 7 years, it has a massive following, it’s the #2 rated show on The CW, it has crazy fans with some fan fiction sites devoted to it, it’s extremly popular and has been for a while now. it’s not like it’s some new show, the show has been around for a long time. Nikita had 1 season on Thursday night and was moved to Fridays. It never had time to establish the fanbase that Supernatural has. THAT is why Supernatural does so well. Stop comparing both shows.

  • rob60990

    Good God we finally found a poster worse than Bondoel!

    Bridget Kelly will mysteriously disappear when Ringer is announced cancelled next week.

  • Psycho Bob

    lets hope so, this Ringer talk is seriously annoying.

  • Bridget Kelly

    ringer is going to be renewed you guys can say what you want and i apologize for the ratings mishap but the truth is. is that none of you even watch ringer so you are just trashing it because of the ratings. ratings arent the only thing taken into account for the cw and i have sources to back that up.. but i strongly believe that ringer will at the very least get a second season 13 episode renewal

  • Dahne

    @Bridget Kelly – So what/who are these sources? It would make predictions for next week easier if you share where you’ve gotten your inside info.

  • Kavyn

    Please TVBTN Gods, please bring back Bondoel/Mikey so that we can see who would really win in a Ringer v Nikita face off.

  • AC75

    @Bridget Kelly

    Yeah, @Dahne is right… Who are these sources?

    Pics or it didn’t happen!

  • Bridget Kelly

    Hmm Let’s see.. Gossip girls ratings have sucked for 3 years now.. The only reason it wasn’t cancelled in it’s third or fourth season is because it did well in miscellaneous things such as DVD sales iTunes netfix hulu and more
    90210 same thing got a fourth season renewal JUST because it’s DVR numbers were really high.
    One tree hill was renewed for a final season because they wanted fans to be happy even though season 8 ended as a series finale
    Nikita was given a renewal 2nd season because it’s numbers were ok and they wanted to give the show another chance

    Need anything else?
    I’ve already stated in other posts what ringer has going for it right now… I’ll agree the ratings werent the best but they certainly were t the worst. So ratings are NOT ALL THAT MATTER in regards toward renewal and none of you are thinking about any of that stuff. That’s why I believe the show will be renewed.

  • Adrian

    So your so called sources are merely your opinions? ok…

    No show will ever be renewed because of iTunes/DVR. iTunes sales are so dismal even Apple was unhappy with the numbers. And networks get zero money from DVR.

    But even if what you believe was true, iTunes/DVR would only help bubble shows. Ringer’s not a bubble show, it’s deader than dead.

    Man, people like this make me miss Bondoel.

  • AC75

    @Bridget Kelly

    “Need anything else?”

    Yeah, sources…

  • Bridget Kelly

    @ AC75

    what source do you want?

    i just gave adrian a source that said 90210 was renewed last year because of DVR numbers….

  • Bridget Kelly
  • Adrian

    Ok I’ll give you that one. How about the rest? why not a link to the great iTunes and DVD sales for GG and 90210?

    And you know what? Go on, insult me all you want, we won’t see you around here after next week when Ringer’s gone forever.

  • Bridget Kelly

    i wanna see the look on your face when ringer gets renewed. adrian

  • jude

    Bridget Kelly’s posts about Ringer have been hilarious! I strongly suspect that ‘she’ is really Bondoel/Mikey/Whatever in disguise, playing mind games other posters. Is it just by chance that ‘she’ chose to post on Friday’s ratings message board? Maybe the plan to is make Bondoel etc previous posts about Nikita look less absurd by comparison!

  • Restless

    Bridget, even if DVR increase was a reason and not a brag for 90210’s renewal, it wasn’t the lowest rated show. There were three other scripted dramas lower than it.

    Also, 90210’s DVR Live+7 increase bumped it up to 1.2, which is way above Ringer’s. You can hardly compare.

  • Bridget Kelly


    but if you havent noticed, the entire network sunk underwater this season

  • Restless

    But if you haven’t noticed, Ringer is still dead last of all shows except LA Complex (which was never in the running anyway).

    And that petition is dumb. Online petitions in general are dumb, but that one especially was a poor choice. One person can set a bot on that and have that many signatures in a day. :/ Or even just do it by hand. You don’t even need email or to change your IP address. It’s hardly creditable. The only good thing is the amount of Facebook likes, but still, to my knowledge online petitions and polls don’t actually have an effect on the networks. It’s free publicity, but if that publicity doesn’t result in more viewers…

    But, really, best of luck. No skin off my nose if Ringer is renewed or not.

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