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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    @ Ram510

    Don’t fault just CBS–there are so many turkeys in this fall’s new shows that the bear will have a serious feast come Thanksgiving!

    Big shout out to all the nets: WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?

  • Ram510

    @ old man

    Haha! But still CBS typically pick pretty good pilots but this season….what were they thinking

  • Ryan

    Made in Jersey needs to go

  • Dan

    @Ram510 – I’m a bit surprised at CBS as well but there’s still time to salvage the season. CBS was smart to bring back Rules and they have that as a back up for Partners. Though I still don’t think that they will pull Partners. CBS hasn’t had 2 fall cancellations since 2006 (Smith and 3 lbs). Also I’m sure CBS doesn’t want to admit they have failed their only fall comedy by pulling it and I know that they don’t want to order any more Rules of Engagement because this season is obviously the last for Rules. I can see this for fridays if necessary,

    8:00 Undercover Boss
    9:00 CSI NY
    10:00 Blue Bloods

    Fridays Midseason (February or March)
    8:00 Golden Boy
    9:00 CSI NY
    10:00 Blue Bloods

  • Petar Ivanov


    Vegas is better than made in jersey, elementary and partners. I agree. At least its not unoriginal or copy/paste like Elementary and made in jersey. And NOT SO BORING like these. I will give it one more chance and will try it for you. But don’t like cast. Looks too old for me. But will try and watch 2 ep tonight. Vegas at least have big competition – SOA. Elementary collapse VS Scandal(joke) and Brian Williams(not even true show). If Vegas is in thursdays at 10 can survive but doubt that they(CBS) will move it.

  • eridapo

    @ Tessa

    I could see that, but what I believe happen is that they did not expect a 5 season. They wrapped up the two universe storyline last season, and that should have been the end of the show.

    When they got the renewal, they created this alternative ending where the Observers are the bad guys. I don’t think that was ever intended.

  • sebacon

    this rating is homemade by cbs….the better shows was cancelled…and nothing nothing good new are coming….

  • eridapo

    This site is in serious need of an edit button….


    @ Ram510

    See your point, but I think they had two good ones w/ Vegas & Elementary this season, and thinking back at least one or two for each of the previous seasons going back 3 o 4 years or so. IMO ABC had some good ones, as I started watching from The Middle & MF, then a show or two each year following, but not this year.

    ABC has had some decent pilots the last few years, but the ratings don’t keep them (8:00 Thurs in particular.


  • Dan S

    Something tells me the bear is going on a hunger rampage next week. Probably on Tues we’ll start seeing the axe drop on MIJ, Mob Dr & Partners. None of these shows deserve to stay on the air drawing such pitiful numbers as these are getting. Ironically I don’t see NBC being the 1st out the gate with cancellations this year.

  • Ram510

    Outside of Neighbors, ABC’s pilots this season have been ok. I’m not in love with Last Resort and 666 but they’re good enough to bring me back the next week. However I think ABC will have a winner with Nashville and maybe Malibu Country


    @ Dan

    They don’t have to cancel both shows, Just MIJ; pull Partners for Nov Sweeps & have ROE for Nov-Jan, then bring Partner back (like they did w/ Rob & ROE last season)

    Like your take on Fridays. Hopefully next year will be BB 9:00 & TGW 10:00

  • Dan

    @Dan S – I’m sure by monday Made in Jersey will be cancelled. FOX doesnt want the first cancellation of the season to go to them (Last year they were the last network to issue a cancellation with Allen Gregory), so after Mob Doctor airs on october 8 I’m sure that show will be whacked and never seen again. In past seasons NBC would usually be the last season to have a fall cancellation andlast year they were the first, but with the success of The Voice, they may wait a few weeks to dump Animal Practice and Guys With Kids both of which have been low rated but consistent.

  • richierich

    @ Eridapo
    When was the last time you saw a CW show with a 1.0?

  • anas

    i think grimm will adjust up at the end of the night


    @ Ram 510

    I’m thinking Mailbu County could be the real surprise on Fri as it only needs a 1.5 to be a “hit” & I think it should do at least that. Coupled with Nashville on Weds which should also do at least a 2.5, the rural audience will finally have a voice on the nets.

  • Anthony

    What CBS might be experiencing is viewer backlash. It didn’t help when they announced the cancellation of CSI: MIAMI so they can have a New York Crime Night and replace it with MADE IN JERSEY.

    What are you talking about? They didn’t cancel CSI: Miami to replace it with Made in Jersey. Miami was on Sundays, Jersey is on Fridays. They cancelled A Gifted Man and put Jersey in his place.

  • Clarke

    WHAT was CBS thinking airing Made In Jersey ????! I can’t fathom why CBS thought the show would do well – the premise is dumb and the lead actress can’t even pull off a proper New Jersey accent. Maybe they thought they would get some of Jersey Shore’s audience to watch? WHY CBS? WHY???

  • Mike

    Good for ABC :)
    Grimm won the time slot :)
    CBS is suffering this season, all their shows are down , some as H50 took a nose dive and the new shows are doing mediocre or bombing . Ha Ha Ha.

  • J.G.

    Like everyone’s saying, MIJ is as good as dead after last night. I wonder what they’ll replace it with; I’m predicting Mentalist reruns until Undercover Boss reruns are ready.

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