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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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.)

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  • Sid


    Thank you for pointing that out. That same night, the repeated pilot of HELLCATS that aired along Nikita scored higher than the Beauty and the Beast pilot as well.

    Haters are going to hate though.

  • Ellen

    I think NBC’s Whitney and Community hour would do well enough to give NBC a win on Fridays.

  • forg

    Shark Tank! I hope it can cross 2.0 soon!

  • Ram510

    They move CSI NY back to its normal spot and CBS line up bounces back up. Sometimes you just done mess with success

    Speaking of… Does anybody else think NBC should flip flop SVU and Chicago Fire? SVU always does better at 10

  • Jiji Moran

    The change in premise for “Fringe” happened after the second season, from investigating fringe-science events to alter-universes, then to observer-conquest. It was interesting to me to see the monster of the week, but we know shows can’t last forever (except for “The Simpsons”) and this turn of events in this season was fed to us spoonful by spoonfuls from the beginning.

    Reminds me of the “X-Files”, they investigated the monster of the week, and in the background was the government-conspiracy crap. Eventually it all turned to conspiracy.

    We, as fans, have to accept what the creators throw at us, since we really don’t have much say in it, other than stop watching. “Fringe” hopefully will have a great ending, and one day we will look back and realize that it was a great show.

    I try to stay away from dramas, they depress me and bore me to death. That’s why I hope “Fringe” doesn’t end as another cry-fest love-conquests-all cheese-ladden frito-soap. I think these heroes deserve to leave as heroes, each capable of battling it out with the baldies, and winning earth’s freedom.

  • thesnowleopard

    Typical sleepy Friday night. Repeating the two new CW pilots turned out to be a good idea, after all. Go figure. Fine with me, since I missed half of Arrow due to an unexpected neighborhood crisis on Wednesday night.

    Grimm didn’t drop all that much. It does go up and down, people. The episode was kind of meh, though. Really, who didn’t see the big twist coming right from the beginning?

    Fringe continues to embarrass. Nothing new to see there.

    LOL! at an NCIS repeat doing better than Made in Jersey.

  • Tessa

    I don’t think people should get too excited over Arrow and BATB. Remember Ringer and the Secret Circle last season? Shows need to stand the test of time to prove themselves as hits. I’m sure the CW knows this. Thinking they should renew these two simply based on a successful premier is extremely naive.

  • Ram510

    @ the old man

    Although Christina’s new video was awful, Pink’s latest album was flat out terrible. They both should worry

    And this is coming from someone who is a fan of both of their voices

  • iMember

    Beauty and the Beast’s repeat rating doesn’t exactly bode well. Both Ringer and TSC scored a 0.6 last season when they repeated after their premieres on Friday.

    Arrow repeated very well though! I think this could be a potential hit, but we’ll see. I still don’t believe BatB will last.

  • Starman

    @John A. Re “Surprised Fringe is staying with a 1.0 season 5 has been awful so far.”
    I couldn’t disagree more. In my opinion the first two episodes of Season 5 rocked, with plenty of action and some great character moments providing a much stronger start for Season 5 than the dismal premiere of Season 4. So far Wyman’s doing just fine. Last night’s episode was somewhat lackluster, but it looks like the next episode will be more like the first two of this season.

  • Mon

    Geez, I just asked a question because I have no idea. I don’t even watch Nikita.

  • Skylar

    @Sid: you cant really compare CW ratings from 2 or 3 years ago to now. That’s just silly

  • s0303

    abc should just leave shark tank at 8pm…why try to fix something that isn’t broken? really good rating, but it was up against all repeats…

    hopefully grimm will be adjusted up again, but still doing very good…

  • sally

    csi ny and blue bloods are the only network shows i watch on fridays

  • Sid

    “Geez, I just asked a question because I have no idea. I don’t even watch Nikita.”

    Right so if you have no idea, why make comments on something you have no clue about?

    “you cant really compare CW ratings from 2 or 3 years ago to now. That’s just silly”

    True, but the point here is that The CW always re-air the pilot of two of their new shows on the Friday following their respective premieres. Comparing Nikita and Hellcats might be wrong in this case, but lets compare RINGER and The Secret Circle then which both not only matched Arrow, but performed better than Beauty and the Beast.

  • Richard

    Wasn’t able to catch Grimm last night, but as long as it stays around 1.5-1.6 it should be fine.

  • John A

    Charactor moments on fringe are good but its just too slow. I expected much more this year. Well with the walking dead and AHS starting this week this might pick up.


    @ Ram510

    The Truth About Love is awesome, dude! Got the Target special & the only one I don’t like is the song w/Eminem. Like both voices too, but definitely lean towards PINK.

  • Tessa

    @John A

    Fringe has always been slow. That’s why I got bored with it last season and stopped watching. I thought it was just me because the fans seemed to enjoy the slow pace.

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