TV Ratings Friday: 'Shark Tank' Rises & Wins Night, 'Fringe', 'CSI:NY' & 'Blue Bloods' Down, 'Grimm' Steady', 'Made In Jersey' Falls

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October 6th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.4/5 1.2/4 1.0/4 1.0/4 0.3/1
Total Viewers (million) 4.902 4.290 8.245 3.039  0.882

ABC was number one in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.

On ABC, Shark Tank earned a 1.7, up from last week's 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Primetime: What Would you Do? scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating, down from a 1.5 for its last episode on September 21. 20/20 garnered a 1.2 among adults 18-4 down from last week's 1.3.

On NBC, Grimm earned a 1.6? adults 18-49 rating, even with last week. Dateline scored a 1.3 among adults 18-49, matching last week's performance.

On CBS,  CSI: NY earned a 1.2, down from last week's 1.3 18-49 rating. Made in Jersey garnered a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating, down three tenths from last week's 1.1. Blue Bloods scored a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating, down from last week's 1.5.

On FOX, Fringe earned a 1.0 18-49 rating down 9% from week's 1.1 adults 18-49  rating. Most of your predictions were right.

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

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 5, 2012:

Time  Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.7/6 6.02
CBS CSI: NY 1.2/4 8.37
FOX The X Factor - R 1.0/4 3.05
NBC The Voice - R 0.9/3 3.13
CW America's Next Top Model 0.5/2 1.11
9:00 NBC Grimm 1.6/5 5.19
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.4/5 4.54
FOX Fringe 1.0/3 3.03
CBS Made In Jersey 0.8/3 6.77
CW Hart of Dixie - R 0.2/1 0.66
10:00 NBC Dateline 1.3/4 4.55
CBS Blue Bloods 1.2/4 9.59
ABC 20/20 1.2/4 4.15


via press note:

* In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
> Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.5/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
> Letterman," 2.5/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.8/6; and "Jimmy
> Kimmel Live," 1.4/4.
> * In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
> were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/4; "Late Show," 0.5/2;
> "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" (1.1/4). 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 1.0/4 in
> metered-market households and a 0.4/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25
> markets with local people meters

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  • JEAN

    abc rocks on fridays!

  • Samu

    Omg CBS… O.o

  • Observer

    Steady as she goes, Grimm. Good.

  • CHW

    Disaster for “Made In Jersey” !! “CSI NY” back to 9PM next friday ?

  • Victor Hugo

    Good for Grimm should stay friday night show.. work really well for NBC..

    Goodbye Made in Jersey loose for Fringe is bad …

  • omabin

    This is awesome for Grimm, so steady! Very happy about it! CBS Fridays are dead, eve Blue Bloods is looking awful, it’s at fringe levels now.

  • KS

    Anyways Fringe ratings doesn’t matter. Fringe is getting exciting, but I think it takes a few more episodes, to get into real war with the observers.

    I pity those 3.03 million viewers, who had to watch Fringe, with advertisements in between!

  • Mon

    Ok that’s it. Made In Jersey is done. Sad ’cause it’s a good show. Maybe it will work on summer or just put it in Friday 8pm.

    People clearly wants reality show on Fridays 8pm. Undercover Boss worked great there. CBS should just stick with reality show at 8pm. CSI: NY should be on 9pm immediately to hold CBS Friday together.

  • SarahL

    Wow, Grimm did not lose any viewers. It really has benefited from that Monday night experiment. Kudos to NBC. I have to admit that I did not like last’s episode though. The show feels slow as if the writers are scrambling to figure its myth arc.

  • s0303

    happy for grimm…1.6 is a great rating for nbc friday show…at this rate, season 3 will be a no brainer :)

  • mente

    I can’t help but think that ‘Made in Jersey’ would have been a much better fit with Lifetime, preferably paired with Drop Dead Diva.

  • s0303

    yikes…a cbs show below 1.0!!!!!!!!! made in jersey is bringing blue bloods down…either get rid of it or at least swap time slots…

  • halloween

    terrible for all shows

  • John A

    All those ratings are horrible. Fringe not too bad considering but maskedschedular wasnt impressed.

  • Petar Ivanov

    Is this ALL TIME LOW FOR CBS DRAMAS and shows?

  • Cristi

    CBS is going down. More new shows next season. :D

  • Lucas

    Wow, NBC won 2 timeslots!

  • Sid

    CBS needs to pull Partners from its Monday lineup and Jersey from its Friday lineup!

    Both of these flops are dragging their nights down!

  • Lucas

    And couldn’t care less for CBS, screw them for not renewing CSI: Miami!

  • Dennis

    Grimm is doing fantastic this season….. still not dipped under 5 million do far on its Friday slot this year… Well done. Fantastic show.

    Fringe fairly steady…. it has hit lower last season.
    But I dont care. Fantastic show and its been an honor to be a fan.
    Still funny to see it in 3rd place with only a 1.0 though :)

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