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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  • omabin

    NBC will get Fridays when Withney starts unless ABC puts the freaking comedies at 9 as I have been saying for a long time. They will hurt Shark Tank by moving it, it’s working perfectly at 8. Besides, they will avoid any cross watching there may be with the NBC comedies if they just put them at 9. It’s a win/win. Then, if they really want to win the night, ship 20/20 to Fridays and put Bop at 10, it should do well enough on Fridays.

  • Michael

    Made in Jersey is doing horribly. It got HALF the rating of Grimm! (Has a new episode of a CBS show EVER gotten that low a rating?) And it’s dragging down the rest of the night. It should be yanked ASAP. (At this point, I’m wondering if CBS is waiting to see if Fox will yank the Mob Doctor first.)

  • Petar Ivanov

    Congratulation for GrimTV and all Grimm fans. Grimm is only show that is ok in friday these days. I give him at least 4 seasons, even 5.

  • Dan

    Good job Grimm, for the first time in years an NBC friday drama is beating CBS’s aging CSI NY. MIJ looks to be the seasons first cancellation, its bringing Blue Bloods down too, the show needs to go.

    If CBS axes Made in Jersey, then FOX can cancel Mob Doctor after next weeks airing so maybe Fox doesn’t need to have the seasons first cancellation.

    My vote on first cancellations

    CBS – Made In Jersey – Any day now .8 is terrible.

    FOX – Mob Doctor – On Tuesday after 10/8s airing. I expect Fox to replace it with Touch.

    ABC – Last Resort – Probably in a few weeks, It could get the Charlie’s Angels treatment and air until November and then the slot will likely get filled by specials.

    NBC – Animal Practice & Guys With Kids – Maybe after next weekds airing, though I wouldnt be surprised if both lasted until November

  • Dennis


    It’s weird how Grimm always goes up in its 2nd half, yet Fringe always goes down.

    Are fans not liking the new storyline?
    Personally I think the observergeddon is fantastic and a great way to end the show.
    I personally think Etta will die in the coming weeks

  • eridapo

    Fringe is in CW territory….

  • thesnowleopard

    Oh, rats! I forgot all about Grimm being on! Will have to catch it on the NBC site. At least it got its usual rating, so it seems pretty safe. I watched Made in Jersey because I didn’t realize Grimm was on (Yes, NBC, your schedule juggling has that effect). It’s okay, but those ratings make it a goner. A 0.8 for a first-run show on a major network in its first season? Yikes!

    CSI:NY was awful and its ratings reflect that.

    I see Fringe continues to sink. And these are just the overnights.

    ANTM seems to have leveled out at 0.5. Anybody still calling SPN’s 0.8 crappy? Hmm? Didn’t think so.

  • Poweranimals

    Can we just cancel ANTM yet?


    buy LOTUS its out in stores now
    its epic and life changing

  • Tessa

    I don’t understand why the maskedscheduler talks about Fringe viewing like it is a group project. “We have our work cut out for us.”(assuming he’s talking to the fans, not sending a message to the producers to improve the show.) What does that even mean? If more people aren’t watching Fringe no amount of “work” by those who do would change their mind.

  • eridapo

    The rise in dataline at 10:30 has to be an error. Normally we see a drop, and news programs lead with the best story.

  • Dennis

    Grimm’s ratings so far this season: 2.0, 1.7, 1.6, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.
    Grimm’s ratings so far last season: 2.1, 1.8, 1.6, 1.6, 1.6, 1.6.
    That is extremely consistent

  • PJM

    Grimm outdrew every NBC Thursday night show except for The Office? I don’t know whether that speaks volumes about Grimm or NBC’s Thursday lineup.

  • ukhazard

    Fringe is just some other SciFi show with the old characters that is nothing like its premise. It’s almost painfully dull.

  • The Old Woman

    I hope Grimm holds steady at those numbers when Nikita comes back next week.

    lol @ Made in Jersey.

  • Poweranimals

    @thesnowleopard – I don’t think anyone’s saying 0.8 is crappy. Just disappointing for a season premiere which are actually a high point.

  • FringeFan

    Even though it doesn’t matter how low Fringe goes it’s still nice to see it within the 1.0 range! But now with Touch pushed back to 2013 could Fringe’s rating plummet/go up/steady with Kitchen Nightmares as a lead-in starting October 26th?

  • Dan S

    I’m going to be correct for once in picking MIJ as the 1st fall cancellation. Wouldn’t be surprised if Partners is yanked at the same time. Will CBS let BB live beyond this season with 1.2 ? Probably not if it doesn’t bounce back in the coming weeks.

  • tahina

    I tried Made in Jersey ..it only lasted 10 minutes..switched to Grimm. Very entertaining hour.! Please do something for Blue Bloods, it’s a fantastic show, but this season is lacking something, there is less Frank! I love Tom Selleck, one of the reasons I watch the show, also more to Det Baker. Women of this show are just backdrops, door openers and two liners, no wonder Jennifer Esposito is planning leaving the show(that’s what I heard).


    @ Petar Ivanov

    Vegas & Elementary are hardly ratings losers as 2.5/2.0 & 3.1/2.5 (especially the latter) are good for 10:00 & are both winning their timeslots–have seen both promo’d, but not the other two

    @ rob 60990

    We’re agreeing too much this year! What’s going on here? Still craving my toast!

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