TV Ratings Friday: 'CSI:NY' & 'Blue Bloods' Up, 'Grimm' Dips, 'Fringe' & 'Shark Tank' Steady

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October 13th, 2012

Adults 18-49: Rating/Share 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.3/4 0.9/3 0.5/2
Total Viewers (million) 5.236 9.159 4.394 2.565 1.720

ABC was number one in adults 18-49, while CBS was on top in total viewers.

On CBS, CSI: NY earned a 1.4, up from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. Blue Bloods also scored a 1.4, up from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

On ABC, Shark Tank was even with last week's 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.  Primetime: What Would You Do? earned a 1.3, down a tenth from last week's 1.4 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 earned a 1.4, up two tenths from last week's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating

On FOX, Fringe was even with last week's 1.0 adults 18-49 rating

On NBC  Grimm notched a 1.5, down a tenth from last week's 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline NBC was even with last week's 1.3

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 12, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (million)
8:00 PM ABC Shark Tank 1.8 6 6.369
CBS NCIS -R 1.2 4 7.604
NBC The Voice -R 1.1 4 3.511
FOX The X Factor -R 0.8 3 2.416
CW Arrow -R 0.6 2 2.024
9:00PM NBC Grimm 1.5 5 4.949
CBS CSI: NY 1.4 4 9.416
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do? 1.3 4 4.666
FOX Fringe 1.0 3 2.713
CW Beauty and the Beast -R 0.4 1 1.417
10:00 PM CBS Blue Bloods 1.4 4 10.459
ABC 20/20 1.4 4 4.674
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 4.721


via press note:

In late-night metered-market households Friday night: 

*	In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The
Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.7/6; CBS's "Late Show with David
Letterman," 2.4/6; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 3.0/7; and "Jimmy
Kimmel Live," 1.5/4.  

*	In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results
were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 0.8/3; "Late Show," 0.6/2;
"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" (1.2/4).  In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late
Night" (0.5/3 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

*	At 1:35 a.m., "Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in
metered-market households and a 0.3/2 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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  • CrimTV

    WOW The CW repeat very well :) Shame about Fringe :(

  • Sid

    Go Shark Tank!

    Arrow skews old.

  • eridapo

    Shark 1.7 6.23/ 1.9 6.50

    CSYNY 1.4 9.36/ 1.4 9.46
    Fringe 1.0 2.78/ 1.0 2.64
    Grimm 1.5 4.90/ 1.6 4.99

    Blue Bloods 1.4 10.36/ 1.4 10.56
    WWYD 1.4 4.83/ 1.3 4.51
    20/20 1.4 4.85/ 1.3 4.50
    Dateline 1.3 4.49/ 1.4 4.95

  • Jay S.

    CBS saw big immediate benefit from getting rid of Made in Jersey.

  • Mon

    Good move by CBS. I expect CSI: NY and Blue Bloods to grow in coming weeks.

  • Juudke

    Both Beauty and the Beast and Arrow skew old..

  • omabin

    I don’t even know what to make of a friday repeat of beauty and the beast tying gossip girl and 90210. They should announce that this is the final season of 90210 immediately. Elsewhere: Grimm is still very stable, “dips” gives it a wrong interpretation, and CBS, as expected improved, after the lousy made in jersey experiment.

    Also, ABC is just being stubborn by putting the multi cams at 8h. They should really come at 9, not messing up with the Shark Tank success.

  • Dan S

    Good move by CBS getting NY moved back to 9pm. 1.0 seems to be the average now for Fringe & by CW standards Arrow repeated fairly well. Next week Nikita comes back.

  • victor hugo

    Amazing numbers for reapeat of Arrow and Beauty and The Beast

  • JMC00

    Arrow repeat beat 90210, Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie

    Kevin Reilly really gave Fringe the kiss of death when he took a shot at Supernatural in Jan 2011 when Fringe moved to Friday

  • Melanie

    Dang it! I forgot about Grimm last night!

    So with Made in Jersey gone, both CSI:NY and Blue Bloods perked up? Good decision by CBS to pull it.

  • Brad


    Yes announce the end of 90210 because a repeat of a show that premiered 24 hours before had a repeat that garnered higher rating than a show in it’s 5th Season airing on a crowded night. Genius.

  • Don

    Not a bad move by CBS. I never watched CSI:NY before, but it was nice lead in to Blue Bloods.

  • eridapo

    What do the CW number for today say about their Monday and Tuesday lineup…

  • Norman

    Arrow and Beauty and the Beast skew 18-49. That’s all that matters right now.

  • Jamie

    Arrow and Beauty and the Beast could skew young not old…

    Nice numbers for them. Hope ARROW does well next week.

    Emily Owens will bomb.

  • JR

    “Shark Tank” is on fire this season, the easy winner for the night. Hope the momentum continues when it moves to 9 p.m.

  • Court

    That was good move for CBS love watch csiny and bluebloods . Keep good work.

  • were123

    Fringe has been pretty consistent this season, gotta be happy about it! Most loyal fandom ever!


    Good to see CBS CSIM/BB up & NCIS wins battle of the reruns

    Notice XFac 0.8 same as MIJ last week (just sayin)

    The graveyard smash “Grimm” takes 9:00, Shark Tank takes night & 8:00

    10:00 too close for my comfort but BB has more viewers than ABC/NBC combined

    CW reruns not looking too bad

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