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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  • eridapo


    Last spring. The Vampire Diaries 1.1


    Not to sound like I’m whining, but they never should have cancelled AGM. I’m sure the 2nd season would be much better than the 1st & had some serious growth potential. But hey, we’ll never know, we have MIJ instead.

  • richierich

    Unless you’re talking about the big 4 networks, I think the CW would love show that does a 1.0. What about the .8 for MIJ on CBS?

  • alexjones


    Well POI appears to be holding up okay as well but i’ll agree things are going pretty badly for CBS Shows, a lot of their shows have collapsed in the ratings like H50 and blue bloods. Also their new shows are doing pretty badly, the best rated of their new shows (elementary) only managed a 2.5 this week. IF things don’t improve CBS could be in trouble.

  • Dan

    @ J.G. – I think NCIS repeats would do better or various specials. CBS would benefit from moving CSI NY to 9 and airing specials in that slot until UB can return. Also I think Malibu County will flop for some reason and bring Last Man Standing down with it.

  • Dan

    @ AlexJones – All CBS shows have gone noticeably down (Save for Big Bang Theory, NCIS and NCIS LA) which may prompt CBS to give Vegas and Elementary full seasons with lower numbers than what shows would have gotten during previous years.

  • richierich

    @ twistedtopper
    Other than the rating, what does Fringe have to be embarrassed about? Are you a scientist that can dispute anything on the show? If you are I apologize.


    The CW would love a show that brings a 1.0 rating–good show for a mini net.

    I’d put Nikita @ 8:00 & 9:00 ANTM

  • Dean_W

    I don’t understand why CSI:NY is on a toss-up for Renewal and Blue Bloods is likely Renewal ? Both shows have the same ratings (1.2 this week).

  • Riff Rafferty

    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.

    Sweetie, CBS asked Carrot Top to take a small paycut on “CSI: Miami” in order to bring it back. He told them, basically, to get stuffed.

    And it was replaced with “Elementary” so take it up with that show.

  • Andy

    CBS should put Vegas in that 9pm slot. If they done that then maybe that 1.2 could be sustained throughout the night. Maybe Vegas could improve the demo slightly out of CSI NY. I think that may be a long shot though.

    Put Made In Jersey on Saturdays. Move The Mentalist to Tuesdays and maybe it’ll hold up a better demo coming out of NCIS: LA.

    You could possibly even put Made In Jersey on after The Good Wife on Sundays. They might work well together.

  • richierich

    Wow, one show that beat Fringe by .1. Let’s see if Fringe might be adjusted up first. Odds are it might be adjusted down if the X-Factor went over one minute. Other then TVD, what else? Even CBS’s MIJ can’t beat it. Even though MIJ’s not good?

  • Dean_W

    A Gifted Man was so good compared to Made in Jersey. I think it’s the first time I see a CBS show under 1.0.
    I hope, CBS will save CSI:NY and Blue Bloods. Criminal Minds or Elementary seem to be the only two show which can move to Friday next season.

  • richierich

    @ eridapo
    Wow, one show that beat Fringe by .1. Let’s see if Fringe might be adjusted up first. Odds are it might be adjusted down if the X-Factor went over one minute. Other then TVD, what else? Even CBS’s MIJ can’t beat it. Even though MIJ’s not good? Who even thought Fringe could beat a CBS show?

  • bigbrotherfan

    Oh “Made In Jersey” is toast! Too bad, I kinda liked it. Last nights episode was pretty weak without Stephanie March. I guess I’ll take up Nikita again as my show to watch while I get ready to go out. I wonder if it’s repeat numbers today might actually match it’s orginal airing last night? lol. Maybe CBS will burn off the produced episodes on Saturday at the very least.

    Grimm is doing pretty well. I don’t watch it but it looks like its carved itself a nice niche fanbase on Fridays.

  • kill00

    Grimm really works well on fridays for NBC just like supernatural did for CW before because both have very loyal fan base that allways wach live

  • Ali

    What a disaster for CBS…. oh how I remember the days Ghost Whisperer used to get 2s at 8pm!

  • Dean_W

    My guess to improve CBS Season:

    8:00PM – How I Met Your Mother
    8:30PM – Rules of Engagement
    9:00PM – 2 Broke Girls
    9:30PM – Mike & Molly
    10:00PM – Hawaii Five-0

    8:00PM – NCIS
    9:00PM – NCIS: Los Angeles
    10:00PM – Vegas

    8:00PM – Survivor
    9:00PM – Criminal Minds
    10:00PM – CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

    8:00PM – The Big Bang Theory
    8:30PM – Two and a Half Men
    9:00PM – Person of Interest
    10:00PM – Elementary

    8:00PM – Unforgettable / Undercover Boss
    9:00PM – CSI:NY
    10:00PM – Blue Bloods

    8:00PM – Partners
    8:30PM – Partners
    9:00PM – Made in Jersey
    10:00PM – 48 Hours Mystery

    8:00PM – The Amazing Race
    9:00PM – The Good Wife
    10:00PM – The Mentalist

  • Tom

    Grimm works well because, for once, a network has aired a show that tells a great story. It’s full of ogres and all kinds of neat special effects. And there’s great chemistry among the lead characters.

  • Dennis

    lol at Fringe haters on here….

    We fans got our 5th season of our critically acclaimed scifi series that has kept us enthralled for 5 years.

    Your comments mean absolutely nothing

    Hate all you want it just makes me smile more :)

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