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TV Ratings Friday: 'Shark Tank' Dips, 'Grimm' Up a Tick, 'CSI:NY', 'Blue Bloods' & 'Fringe' Premieres Down + 'Made in Jersey' Premiere

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September 29th, 2012

Scoreboard CBS ABC NBC FOX CW
Adults 18-49: rating/Share 1.3/4 1.3/4 1.2/4 1.1/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 9.253 4.688 4.316 3.228 0.908

ABC & CBS tied the night in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.

On ABC, Shark Tank earned a 1.5, down a tick from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 was flat with last week.

On NBC, the Friday premiere of Grimm earned a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating, up a tenth from the 1.5 18-49 rating its last original earned. Dateline scored a 1.3, down from last season's 2.0 fall premiere rating

On CBS, the season premiere of CSI: NY earned a 1.3, down from last year's premiere which earned a 1.8 18-49 rating. The series premiere of Made In Jersey earned a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating, your predictions were far too optimistic . Blue Bloods earned a 1.5, down from last year's 2.0 season premiere rating.

On FOX, Fringe was down from last year, earning a 1.1 18-49 rating vs. last season's 1.5 adults 18-49 premiere rating.

On the CW, America's Next Top Model was even with last week's 0.5 adults 18-49 rating.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, September 28, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.5 6 5.892
CBS CSI: NY 1.3 5 8.999
FOX The X Factor -R 1.1 4 3.281
NBC Grimm -R 0.7 2 2.843
CW America's Next Top Model 0.5 2 0.916
tvbythenumbers.com
9:00PM NBC Grimm 1.6 5 5.312
ABC Last Resort -R 1.1 4 4.008
CBS Made In Jersey -P 1.1 4 7.744
FOX Fringe 1.1 4 3.176
CW Nikita -R 0.2 1 0.633
tvbythenumbers.com
10:00 PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.5 5 11.106
ABC 20/20 1.4 4 4.165
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 4.794

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via press note:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.9/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.7/7; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.7/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.5/4. 

  • In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/5; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.9/4; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/3.
  • At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.6/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.4/2).
  • At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.8/3 in metered-market households and a 0.3/2 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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

NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.

Definitions:

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • Martine

    Thank goodness Grimm is back where it belongs. Now KEEP IT THERE.

  • Martine

    Fringe is dropping like a stone. I wonder if Fox is sorry they even gave up valuable time for this. Just to satisfy like a million viewers? I have seen better shows with far better numbers not get such good treatment. And Blue Bloods is already at 1.5? Huh.

  • John

    GO GRIMM!!! Great episode

  • Other Than That Mrs. Lincoln How Was The Play?

    Fringes rating bottomed middle of last season near 1.0 demo – which is probably where it will remain. And it has 3 million viewers, not 1 million (not counting up to 2 million more who typically watch the show On Demand later – its near the top of the list in the Live+ ratings which count DVR and On Demand viewing.)

    There are numerous other factors including costs and syndication deals. As for “Better shows” being treated worse – that just opinion. Im sure there were other better shows cancelled but they didnt have 50% more viewers who watch the episodes after the initial airing.

    Besides, ratings for Fringe no longer matter – 12 more episodes then its a wrap.

    I would love to see the Fringe cast wash up on the beach of the LOST Island to be greated by Hurley (out of work after Alcatraz) and Ben (doing well on Person of Interest) (they inherited control of the Island as LOST ended) and saying “You people look like you need a vacation… ” Im sure JJ Abrams could hook that up.

  • brenth

    Mij just wrong for Fridays move it to Sundays and you will see it would do better than Hawaii 5.0 on Monday

  • RG-X

    The networks should just run Movies on Fridays first run and/or theatrical movies. – What a mess – on any other nite, ALL these shows would be up for cancellation – well except Sat. nites.

  • RG-X

    Only 1/10th of Blue Bloods & CSI-NY are demo audience? Out of 9-11 million people – only 10% are demo?! All those people – only 10%? Really?!

  • eridapo

    Where are the finals????

  • thesnowleopard

    @Slam
    Repeating yourself doesn’t make it a valid argument. Again, so, what? The CW was a merger of two networks and their programming. While the CW did start off with its own shows, it grandfathered in a bunch of others. First season, second season, big deal. If the show got the right ratings, it made it through the transition, simple as that. Nothing startling about it.

  • omabin

    No finals?

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