'Fringe' Premiere Rating Down From Last Year

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September 29th, 2012

In its fifth season premiere  Fringe was down from last year, earning a 1.1 18-49 rating vs. last season's 1.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating. Last year's season finale earned a 1.0 18-49 rating. Your predictions were about right

Via @MaskedScheduler:

1.1 rating in 18-49 with 3,176 viewers

The night's full ratings will be posted soon.

  • John K

    I just think Fox has given up promoting it. WB had to buy a ton of FRINGE Season 4 DVD/BLU-RAY commercials during Fox’s animation block the Sunday before, and their commericals were the only promotion I saw all night for it. And to the person who suggest that FOX would be better served promoting NEW shows, I answer, what? Like “Mob Doctor”?! What a DUMB show!
    CBS seems to love THEIR equally good JJ Abrams’ show, “Person Of Interest”; and NBC has been promoting THEIR JJ Abrams’ show, “Revolution”. FOX? Nada.
    And for complex programs, ABC has taken steps to insure their audience is up to date — spending part of Sunday evening on a catch-up special for “Once”. ABC did this to great effect with “Lost” — re-running the previous week’s show (with pop-up’s explaining key points) before each new episode in the final two seasons. I suggested to ANYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN that FOX broadcast a catch-up special to explain what’s been going on to date with “Fringe”. Hell, even the SyFy network broadcast clever catch-up segments for “Battlestar Galatica” when it was on — the sped-up narrated one was funny yet amazing!! FOX, you do NOT deserve a show like “Fringe”. Here’s a show I’m sure you’d love — top FOX executives sit in big chairs on a stage and face the audience. On stage, one by one, people pitch truly BAD series ideas, and when the executives hear a particularly bad idea, they spin their chairs around and say, “WE’LL TRY IT FOR A SEASON!!” That’d be more entertaining than watching another season of “American Idol” with some loser like Danny Gokey or Taylor Hicks winning the show… ugh.

  • tomko44

    A number of people I know watched Grimm and recorded Fringe since they don’t think Fringe needs the ratings but Grimm does.

  • Jiji Moran

    I wonder why in “Fringe” the heroes don’t have access to the universes bridge. Peter could just hop in the time machine and crank it up for a time before the observers took over, so they can stop them.

    I know, it’s kinda asking why Frodo and Sam in “Lord of the Rings” didn’t hop on the eagles and drop the ring in Mount Doom, but… there seem to be a few holes in the story being told in “Fringe” lately. Hopefully it will all be explained before the end. I, personally, would’ve loved to actually see the observers taking over, instead of being told about it.

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