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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

Scoreboard ABC NBC CBS FOX CW
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

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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.

Definitions:

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.  More information on ratings is available here.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings, including demographics, are available at approximately 11 AM (ET) the day after telecast, and are released to subscribing customers daily. These data, from the National People Meter sample, are strictly time-period information, based on the normal broadcast network feed, and include all programming on the affiliated stations, sometimes including network programming, sometimes not. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. For example, with a World Series game, Fast Affiliate Ratings would include whatever aired from 8-11PM on affiliates in the Pacific Time Zone, following the live football game, but not game coverage that begins at 5PM PT. The same would be true of Presidential debates as well as live award shows and breaking news reports.

Time Shifted Viewing – Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live+Same Day (Live+SD) and Live+7 Day. Time shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+Same Day (Live+SD) include viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3:00AM local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live+7 Day ratings include incremental viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

For more information see Numbers 101 and Numbers 102.

 
  • USAmerica1st

    Fringe: with those numbers shows on other networks would have been gone 2 seasons ago. I’m a big SciFi fan but had to give up on a show that just keeps looping it’s few plot threads, over and over, with different cast members. It’s the writing, not the excellent acting ensemble, that is the big problem.

  • TVMAN

    Yay Shark Tank!!!

  • nope@nope

    @dean

    Blue Bloods is 1 season from syndication, CSINY has already covered that road, that’s why BB is more likely to last another year (to be sold for syndication)

  • a p garcia

    If CW were as big and well known as CBS and had nationwide saturation of CBS, I wouldn’t be surprised if HOD would equal and surpass MIJ in the ratings race!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “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).”

    CSINY already syndicated. More episodes are presumably better, but not critical. Blue Bloods needs one more season of episodes to reach approximate minimum number for syndication. I’m moving it and Hawaii Five-0 to certain renewal in next week’s predictions.

  • KS

    @Tessa
    I will answer your question on a Supernatural Ratings thread. Because, my answer would obviously lead to a long discussion, for which I unfortunately don’t have time and I would be accused of trolling at the end of discussion.

    @Joe
    Fringe 4th season is my favorite season. The plot was brilliant.

    @eridapo
    Observers were there since season 1. Little was known about them until the season 4. Their story-arc can’t be left unexplained.
    And you are WRONG in saying that the arc was made up after the renewal. Haven’t you watched the episode “Letters of Transit”? The episode was produced much before the renewal order of Fringe was given and entire season 5 is a continuation of that episode. Please get your facts right before you blame a brilliant show like this one.

  • William Haney

    I think the NBC comedies and Grimm will be be solid later in the month. Blue Bloods will dominate Friday nights still.

  • ezduzit

    Partners is funny, and happens to be the #1 new comedy for the highly sought after 18-49 demographic. It ain’t going nowhere.

  • Dean_W

    @ Bill

    But CSI:NY still have a chance to be Renewed for a tenth season considering the certain cancelation of Partners, Made in Jersey and maybe Vegas ?
    If so, why CBS canceled CSI: Miami instead of CSI:NY last season (both shows have syndication deal)? Miami had a higher demo and won its hour.

  • scifi

    A Gifted Man did the same or better that CSI NY does. Why they canceled it?

  • KS

    @USAmerica1st

    that just keeps looping it’s few plot threads, over and over,

    Please, tell me a few story arcs that you found repetitive on Fringe.
    All the 4 seasons I’ve watched so far has completely different story lines and 5th one seems to be even more different than the previous ones.

    with different cast members

    Other than the guy who played Charlie, everyone else were the same cast except with the addition of their daughter this season.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “But CSI:NY still have a chance to be Renewed for a tenth season”

    “Toss up” = 50/50 chance.

  • david

    Shark Tank was good. To bad Made in Jersey fell below a 1.0 allready. It seems like an ok show. I do agree it would be a good show for Lifetime though. I hope they at least move it to Saturday nights.

  • Dan

    @Bill – Also CSI NY was barely renewed in both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons. In May 2011 it got renewed over Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and last May in the battle of the CSIs, NY beat Miami likely due to Miami’s age. If there are any veteran shows likely to be axed its CSI NY, shows get more expensive as they get older. Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 are safe for syndication as are Mike & Molly & 2 Broke Girls.

  • KS

    This site definitely needs an “edit” button.

    @USAmerica1st

    I messed up the coding in my earlier post. So it may be confusing.

    that just keeps looping it’s few plot threads, over and over,

    Please, tell me a few story arcs that you found repetitive on Fringe.
    All the 4 seasons I’ve watched so far has completely different story lines and 5th one seems to be even more different than the previous ones.

    with different cast members
    Every season has almost the same cast except for Charlie, Etta and the other FBI agent(forgot his name!).

  • Dean_W

    @ Dan

    The Good Wife is not safe at all and Two and a Half Men is maybe on its final season. For me, CSI:NY will be Renewed.

  • Allen

    Very nice Grimm, very nice.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    “Also CSI NY was barely renewed in both the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons. In May 2011 it got renewed over Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior and last May in the battle of the CSIs, NY beat Miami likely due to Miami’s age. If there are any veteran shows likely to be axed its CSI NY, shows get more expensive as they get older. Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 are safe for syndication as are Mike & Molly & 2 Broke Girls.”

    It’s definitely got a headwind, but if only one rookie drama survives (Elementary), the economics could be better for CBS to keep CSINY (theirs) and dump The Mentalist (not theirs) or The Good Wife (syndicated or not).

  • joss

    Fringe was awesome ! Boy im gonna miss that show ..

  • Mike

    Made in Jersey had the most total viewers in its time slot according to this article so not sure why its in trouble already.

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