Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank', 'CSI:NY', 'Who Do You Think You Are' Adjusted Up; 'Primetime: What Would You Do?' Adjusted Down

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May 14th, 2012

Shark Tank, CSI:NY and Who Do You Think You Are were each adjusted up a tenth while Primetime: Who Do You Thhink You Are was adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49versus Friday's preliminary ratings

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, May 11, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.7/6 5.59
CBS Undercover Boss 1.1/4 5.83
FOX The Finder 1.1/4 4.19
NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 0.9/3 4.78
CW Nikita 0.4/2 1.25
9:00 ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.5/5 4.72
CBS CSI: NY 1.2/4 9.11
NBC Grimm 1.2/4 4.45
FOX Fringe 1.0/3 3.11
CW Supernatural 0.7/2 1.58
10:00 ABC 20/20 1.4/5 4.64
CBS Blue Bloods 1.3/4 10.73
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2/4 4.65


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

  • DougF

    That list of New Talent who will be at the Upfront is kind of funny

    Katie Cassidy has been on mutiple CW shows, Hartley & Kreuk were on Smallville for years.

  • Mickey 1.0

    It’s a good thing Supernatural skews young. It takes SPN 2.2 million viewers to get a 1.0 in the demo. It takes Nikita and Fringe 3.1, Grimm 3.7, CSI:NY 7.5, and Blue Bloods 8.2.

  • LisaM

    I liked Ghost Whisperer, but I think Supernatural was on Thursday then. Sometimes when a network cancels a show, nothing else will seem to garner as many rating points. Kinda makes you wonder if they ever kick themselves for canceling a show.

  • Sid

    I hope this could be a hit for Katie.

    CW has obviously tried to make her successful with her being on many of their shows(Supernatural, MELROSE PLACE & Gossip Girl).

  • DenverDean

    The 1.2 for CSI:NY was an aberration. Still CBS would have been smart to renew both NY and Miami for 16 episodes and hold one back to fill in for one of the flops. (After all, three of four new dramas didn’t work this past season.) They also could’ve have used them to fill one time slot, reduce repeats, increase syndication for both and toss them in more often for Saturday repeats. Oh, well. I have a feeling that the salary reduction for the cast did Miami in. The good news is that the reinvigorated Mothership is almost certain to be renewed for 2013-14.

  • AC75


    “Alex is a very integral part of the show. She isn’t some secondary guest character if that is what you were thinking. All the promos either show Nikita, Nikita/Alex, or Nikita/Alex/Michael.”

    Didn’t think that and not sure why you thought I did, but Alex annoys me enough to not watch 90% of the time, which is unfortunate. But that’s just me…

  • Rich

    NBC cancels WDYTYA with 4.78 million while CW renews Nikita with 1.25 million watching? On top of that,you replace them with Whitney & Community?

    Yeah,smart thinking there,NBC. Jerks. :(

  • The End

    CSI NY is cheaper for CBS than CSI Miami, thus renewal. Don’t expect much beyond the next season however.

    Pretty sure it came down to cost and the desire to keep at least one CSI spinoff alive for an extra season.

  • @Ultima

    not Miami makes more they made hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue wil NY barely made 100 million dollars

  • disney rocks

    WDYTHYA really should get renewed.

  • SarahL

    @Mickey 1.0

    Oh please, when does SPN ever get 1.0 in the demo. RME. Also, 1.2 is Grimm’s lowest demo, it usually fluctuates from 1.4 to 1.6.

  • Adrian

    No Alona Tal for the CW upfront? Bummer.

    Surprised to see the majority of the cast for TVD in there. Other than the main 3 the rest don’t matter enough on the show to be there. Good thing- no Joseph Morgan.

  • Ashley


    I found it a bit interesting that the most represented new show, talent-wise, is First Cut. Maybe Pedowitz has faith in it and wants it to do well

  • Adrian

    Yes I noted that too. The others only have their m/f leads but First Cut has a lot of actors representing it.

    I’ve seen comments around about that the cast is very strong and is the sole reason why a lot of people will give it a try. So it makes sense a lot of them will be there and why Pedowitz has faith in it-if they do it right it could be the new Grey’s Anatomy

  • Tessa


    I agree with you completely re Alex. I don’t even watch Nikita and only see the last bit of each episode before Supernatural starts and even I can’t stand her. I would’ve seriously considered watching the show if it weren’t for her. Someone who does watch the show please tell me how this character gets to do all her action/spy/special ops stuff and check into a salon for hair and makeup at the same time? Or does she bring her own stylist to every mission? And the actress herself doesn’t inspire me to take the character seriously. It’s like she’s a spoiled rich kid role playing and the tougher she tries to look the more ridiculous it seems.

  • Mickey 1.0


    It really impresses me that you can speak down to someone while saying something so stupid.

    Read my post again, maybe you’ll get it the second time.

    I was talking about the proportion of viewers in the 18-49 demo relative to total viewers. I didn’t say Supernatural gets 1.0, I said it would take 2.2 million viewers for it to get 1.0 in the demo. The measure of 1.0 if just a yardstick with which to compare all the shows’ proportion of 18-49 viewers.

    And I never said Grimm always gets 1.2. I said that’s what it was at now, and if it stayed there it might be in trouble next year. In the same post, I had said it had earlier higher ratings of 1.6, and even with those higher ratings averaged in, it still ranked #10 out of 20 on NBC.

    I said in another thread that I had never seen a single post from you that wasn’t dripping with condescension. You still have a perfect record.

  • Sabrina

    I see nothing wrong with the character of Alex on Nikita. Her back story has been well told and it all fits into who her character has become. Alex has been trained by Michael, Nikita and Birkhoff. So whatever skill set she possesses fits the story line.

  • Taylor

    Hey, Do anyone know or could tell me how to apply for an audition for The CW’s new reality “The Star Next Door”. I really interested to audition for this show, and I see no links on The CW’s website.


  • Mickey 1.0


    FYI, these are Grimm’s ratings for the last two months since NBC gave it its early renewal. It was getting a lot more 1.6s before that, but now it’s settling at a lower level. It is completely reasonable to posit a scenario in which it stays around the 1.2 end next season, seeing as bar one 1.6, it has been fluctuating between 1.2 and 1.4 for a while now.

    May 11…….1.2
    May 4……..1.4
    April 27…..1.4
    April 20…..1.4
    April 13…..1.6
    April 6……1.3
    March 30…..1.2
    (reruns before that)

    That’s an average of 1.35. NBC renewed it when it was pulling a lot more 1.6s. How will it feel about an average of 1.3 or lower next season? Especially if next year its crop of new shows doesn’t fail the way it did this year?

    Note also that I was never rooting for Grimm to fail, I was saying NBC treated it badly by putting it in that spot and should try to maximize its live numbers by moving it to 8 pm away from the genre glut at 9. (Incidentally, that one 1.6 Grimm got on April 13, Supernatural was a repeat.) Grimm has crazy high DVR numbers, and from the comments I’m seeing it’s in part because a lot of Supernatural and Fringe fans DVR it because they’re watching Supernatural or Fringe live.

    I’m not a fan of Grimm but I’m a genre fan, and I think genre fans should be treated better than having all our shows exiled to the least watched night and dumped on top of each other. And that includes Grimm and Grimm fans. I think NBC should’ve treated Grimm and its fans better than it did. I think Grimm should be getting higher ratings than it is in this slot.

  • WB

    I just hope The CW in the fall start promoting its shows and network with BETTER TRAILERS and give the network a fresh new feel!

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