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.

  • Joss


    becuz the viewers are prob 50+ or under 18

  • AC75


    Why do you think it’ll get a 1.0 next season? I’m not at all saying it can’t happen, but I’m more skeptical.

  • Moonshayde

    Yay for Supernatural!

  • rob60990

    While Supernatural could improve during the week, I’m not so sure it will Wednesday at 9 unless Arrow really hits. It’s become the most competitive timeslot with Modern Family, X Factor/Idol, and Criminal Minds. It will probably pull lots of .8s.

  • Michael

    AC75, Supernatural has a dedicated fan-base! I have a big feeling more fans will tune in LIVE, on Wednesday.

  • AC75


    I really hope you’re right, but I’m thinking it’s gonna be hard to reverse the habits of fans who switched to downloading or DVR since the show went to Friday. I’ll be happy if it just holds it’s own.

  • Josh

    Hope you’re right about that.

    But my guess still say more 8s, and it could depends on Arrow as well.

  • Michael

    AC75 & Josh, TVD + SPN are the only shows on the CW (I can’t judge the new shows yet), that can compete with massive shows like: American idol, X Factor, Big Bang Theory, etc and still pull in decent/stable numbers for the network.

  • Ben

    Last season SPN finished at 0.8 and this season it finishes at 0.7 :D Pretty consistent!

  • SarahL

    Nice job, Grimm holding steady. I was a tad worried that the finale might be adjusted down. NBC must be pleased. I wish the finale was stronger, but hopefully the audience returns next season and maybe grows a little due to the Olympics.

    @Mickey 1.0

    I saw your name, kept scrolling and then saw my name appear twice in must be your usual long treatise full of twisting the ratings to fit whatever point you are trying to make at the moment. I then returned scrolling.

  • Tiger Williams

    Nikita, Supernatural, and Grimm all getting it done right now.

    Can’t wait to see how Whitney does on June 8th in repeats for NBC.

  • pandorajinel(formerly Erin)

    It doesn’t work that way. Demo reflects how many of the viewers fall into the demographic. That’s why a show like SPN can have 1.5 million viewers and a show like Harry’s Law can have literally ten times that, but their demographics are pretty close.

  • pandorajinel(formerly Erin)

    actually it was a compliment. Oh not toward you, but toward Grimm.

  • IwuvDean

    See you guys next season on Wednesday TV Ratings threads!

    p.s. nice conclusion, Mickey!

  • Tessa

    What IwuvDean said. See you all next year Thursdays, which would be weird because I’m so used to chatting about SPN on Saturdays. Grimm and Fringe fans, salute to you.

  • Tessa

    Not next year, actually, next season.

  • Val

    Thank goodness Supernatural adjusted up! I’m glad I can watch it live next seasonas well.

    Now that Supernatural is no longer on Fridays and taking up space on my DVR, I think I am going to DVR Grimm. It seems like it would be a good show. I should catch up on season one.

  • Dahne

    Congrats on SPN rising again. It has been amazingly consistent all year. I’m hoping next season will be the same consistency with a slightly higher demo. It will be weird not scrolling through 12 pages on Saturday next season though. I’ll check Fringe’s ratings but they won’t matter. Maybe Grimm will hook me and I’ll get excited about its fate. Other than that, I will be the latecomer to the Thursday pages due to work. At least we won’t have to wait so long to see if the ratings rise though.

  • Dan

    Nikita finale was awesome. Cant wait for next season!!!

    P.S. R.I.P Percy

  • coolioni

    I am sooo happy for SPN !!!!
    The finale was a bit weak , but I still loved the entire season as a whole !

    I am so glad that it got renewed.

    I wonder if they were told by the CW that they would get a renewal before they shot the finale since it was left in a cliffhanger ??

    I dont think they would have done a cliffhanger unless they were totally confident or told ahead of time they would get a renewal.

    I think they should go back to what was working best in season 1-6, season 7 kind of took on a new feel. I think it may have had something to do with o0ne of the new producers Sarah Gamble. I know she has been with the show forever, but as a producer I dont think she was cut out for it.

    I am looking forward to them bring back the guy that does Being Human to take her place (Jeremy Carver ) ????

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