Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank', 'Supernatural' Finales Adjusted Up; 'What Would You Do?' Adjusted Down

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May 21st, 2012

Shark Tank and Supernatural 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 18, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00PM ABC Shark Tank 1.6 6 5.520
NBC Who Do You Think You Are? 1.0 4 5.380
CBS Undercover Boss -R 0.8 3 4.260
FOX Kitchen Nightmares -R 0.8 3 1.920
CW Nikita 0.4 2 1.420
9:00PM NBC Grimm 1.6 5 5.100
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.1 4 4.270
CBS CSI: NY -R 0.8 3 5.700
FOX Kitchen Nightmares- R 0.8 3 2.040
CW Supernatural 0.7 2 1.560
10:00PM ABC 20/20 1.2 4 4.410
NBC Dateline NBC 1.1 4 4.640
CBS Blue Bloods -R 0.9 3 6.660


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

  • GGMustDie

    Well, at least Nikita stays steady in viewers and demo. It’s a shame that nobody watches. Awesome show.

  • Justin

    Woohoo Supernatural and Grimm! Poor Nikita :(

  • Hades

    I think HOD actually beat SPN for viewers for their finales?

  • KS

    Happy for Supernatural, but its number of Viewers is adjusted down, I believe.

  • Tom

    Supernatural had a terrible finale… Season 5 should have been it’s last. It would be perfect.

  • Me

    You should add that Nikita and Supernatural were season finales.

  • AC75

    Supernatural was preempted somewhere according to fan reports.

  • John A

    I thought Nikita might adjust up for its finale. Silly of me to think that. SPN solid as always.

  • Tessa

    Yes!!! Supernatural finale adjusted up! That should put a damper on those who claimed it got low ratings because it sucked.

    Can’t wait for Season 8. :D

  • Geordiegirl1967

    Total viewers don’t matter. Only the demo. SPN had 2nd highest demo on the CW for its finale. It’s been steady as a rock. Odd that total audience was so low for a 0.7. I wasn’t expecting an upward adjustment, particularly as it was pre emptied for baseball on the west coast. Well done SPN for an incredibly consistent ratings performance this season.

  • pandorajinel(formerly Erin)

    Secfonding what Geordiegirl1967 said.

  • thesnowleopard

    I had a feeling Supernatural would adjust up. Nice to see.

    Yes, HoD did beat SPN for viewers. However, while it’s a nice soundbite for HoD, the number of viewers is meaningless to the network. Nikita’s been getting more in audience than most other shows on the network for most of the season, but it’s still been in trouble because its demos have mostly been dead last. Similarly, if HoD hadn’t been getting slightly better demos than some other shows, it would have gone the way of Ringer and TSC.

  • pandorajinel(formerly Erin)

    *seconding. Man I wish we had an edit button

  • Sid

    Crap I was hoping that NIKITA would’ve adjusted up since it went up in the last half-hour.

    Glad total viewers didn’t drop too much.

  • Alejandro

    The ratings for last week

    Supernatural 1.56 0.7
    Hart of Dixie 1.60 0.6
    Nikita 1.42 0.6
    Gossip Girl 1.14 0.6
    America’s Next Top Model 1.16 0.5
    90210 0.98 0.5
    LA Complex 0.53 0.2

  • Kavyn

    It’s pretty crazy that SPN is almost double in ratings over Nikita, yet Nikita’s only 140k less in viewers. Other shows ended with higher ratings yet lower viewers.

    How can the CW attract more of the 18-49 crowd on the CW? Maybe they should start saying it’s one of the most viewed shows on the network to garner interest in it (even if it’s lower rated). I really don’t know, I’m not in advertising haha.

  • Harris

    Nikita is nothing if not highly consistent. I can’t wait for next season (and hopefully season 4).

  • Melanie

    Way to go Supernatural!! Beautifully stable all season.

  • John A

    @Harris SPN is more consistant 0.7.

  • glover

    Damn, I was hoping that Nikita would’ve adjusted down! We’ll see a 0.3 only next season =/

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