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

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.


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  • trancefreak

    Fringe is amazing show unfortunately it doesn’t do well in its time slot. Another note it a program you have to be up to speed with otherwise you have possibly watch it from the beginning. At least we get a final season 5 to finish the mysteries of the universe.

    I love Fringe and I am not an Avid TV viewer I bought all the Blu Ray sets last year and finished up when letters of transit was aired. what a roller coaster ride it was.

    And then there is the walking dead which I absolutely love. It staggered some mid season 2 but I love the heated environment and tension of the show.

  • Shenna

    Only watched CSI NY then tried to catch up on all the DVR’s I recorded.
    Need space.

  • Networkman

    Before the season is over, CBS should try original episodes of The Mentalist on Friday @9pm. CSI:NY is most likely finished at the end of the season. So, The Mentalist is going to be needed on Friday next season. I think that would be a good combination along with Blue Bloods.

  • simonal

    I like how Dean spends all that time typing up those faux schedules that aren’t much better than what is on now.

  • simonal

    CW, or any network, does not have to pay extra for second run repeats in the following season. Many nets have paid for third runs, as well. It’s not like the show is in syndication. In years past, shows have burned off second runs of episodes a year or two later as long as it hasn’t gone into syndication. And even now, CBS regularly does second run repeats the following season on Saturdays. They don’t always use them up same season.

  • Dean_W

    @ Simonal
    I’m just typing it up for fun but seriously I think Criminal Minds would be good on Friday and Hawaii Five-0 on Sunday.

  • ShawnM

    beached wrote: “Anyone who thinks Grimm is a success is nuts. A 1.6? That’s pretty sad. Any other weeknight and it would be looking at getting axed.”

    Has it ever occurred to you that success is relative? Friday isn’t “any other weeknight”, it’s a night where significantly fewer young people watch TV than from Sun-Thu. A 1.6 on Fridays is decent on any network, on NBC it’s a very good rating even.

  • Mary Amos

    Getrid of neilsen.There still letting 25,000 people deccide what 100,000,000 million Tv sets are watching.They make billions and refuse to chnge from decades old rating systemSeems to me the networks would be better off putting number up for people to call if there watching.Neilsen is way off and everyone knows it.This crap how many shows have been cancelled over Neilsen.

  • Charmed

    Lol at Fringe and CBS, if Ghost Whisperer and Medium were still on they would do better!

  • senor chang

    On NBC, a 1.6 would be safe even on a non-Friday. Parenthood got a 1.7 on Tuesday. Not to mention that getting a 1.6 on a night when gaining an audience is harder is more valuable than getting it on a night with better viewership.

    It’s doing great for NBC.

  • omabin

    I disagree about Last Resort on Fridays. If ABC really wants to have a drama on Fridays, it should be BoP IMO, at 10. But more importantly than that, ABC should move the comedies to 9 already. Their instince on having them at 8 will weaken Shark Tank and the comedies themselves, as they will have to face comedies from NBC at the same time. I would do it like this:

    8. Shark Tank
    9h: Malibu Country (Reba should lead the hour, not the other way around)
    9h30: Last Man Standing
    10h: Body of Proof

  • omabin

    Oh and btw, I disagree about DWTS Resutls being moved to 9. That should just be canceled, as it is preventing ABC from creating a consistent night on Tuesday for a number of seasons now

  • Dan

    @Bill – Maybe it’s time for a poll, “When Made in Jersey is pulled, what will replace it?” 1)NCIS repeats 2)Undercover Boss 3) CSI NY moves back to 9

  • James

    I was wondering did the MLB NL/AL wildcard games have any effect on the ratings?

  • Tested

    James, I can assure you Fringe’s national ratings were likely hurt by the Texas Rangers wildcard game Friday night. Fringe does very well on the Dallas Fox affiliate (usually winning its time slot). But the Rangers in the playoffs draw huge numbers here and I have no doubt Fringe was dinged quite a bit in the DFW market by that. I have no idea how the other markets would be impacted by thtat… but I could see that making a 0.1 difference in the national numbers compared to last week.

  • Tom

    @ Mary Amos OK, so what do you propose to replace Nielsen? I’m not concerned about Nielsen’s sampling techniques when it comes to the over-the-air networks. That’s because, judging by the latest Emmy nominations, many of the the better dramatic and comedy shows are already on cable. I doubt if that will change. Cable is a better medium for viewers with a preference for boutique programs that are unlikely to survive on the major networks. The demos are more forgiving, even if the economics are tighter. I’d like to have seen how Alcatraz may have fared on cable. In the future, I see the major networks focusing on procedurals, reality programs, comedies and sports. In other words, television junk food.

  • Dejah

    I had a friend over and said I was going to watch CSI and she said NOT THE ONE WITH THE WHITE HAIRED GUY, I said no the one from the Forrest Gump movie. She seemed happy.
    I was wondering why with all the cable companies — don’t they know what shows the non-nielson people are recording. Cant they take that info to see what shows are popular as far as DVR use.

  • olliebella

    csi new york not doing well . cbs fridays are not doing that well . maybe back lash from veiwers because csi miami was cancelled

  • simonal

    Seriously, how little are you kids?

  • Jeremy

    …x factor beat the voice. :) lol.

    (even though that’ll probably be the only time that will happen.)

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