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.

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NOTE: All ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.


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  • GG

    Grimm keeps its throne as winner of the hour every week. Its definitely a safe bet that it’ll get a season 3.


    @ thesnowleopard

    Agree about Grimm, saw the twist immediately (good one, though).

    Thought the BB episode was exceptional. Watched SOA @ 8:00, so good night for me.

  • marcos

    why people are discussing music on a tv board? crazy


    @ marcos

    Maybe because The Voice & XFac were on last night & Christina A is a judge on the Voice. PINK sang with her in Lady Marmalade!


  • Skylar

    @Sid: true, but repeat numbers dont mean that much. TSC always repeated well and look what happened there. Last year TVD mostly repeated with a 0.4, similar to several other CW shows, but when a new episode arrived, it soared above all the others.


    @ Skylar

    Sid is absolutely right & he stayed within the Gunsmoke rule. His comment stands.

  • John A

    Last season was different we have the observer world that was meant to be full of action and it has failed to deliver so far. It will improve i assume well i hope.

  • Skylar

    @The Old Man

    For TSC and Ringer yes, for Hellcats and Nikita (S1) no.

  • John A

    Friday ratings are boring to me know. Not much interest or comments.

  • tara

    I see IMember everywhere bashing BATB. Seriously ppl like it move on

  • capslocke

    NCIS repeat matches last week’s CSI: NY and Blue Bloods. Hmmm.

    The Voice repeat beats The X- Factor repeat by a good amount, the exact opposite of what happened last week.

    Arrow and BATB to an extent are both repeating amazingly well. CW’s developement season= success, with a possible exception of Emily Owens MD

  • tvwatcher

    Grimm is just very, very consistent!

    @ Eridapo, “Grimm 1.5 4.90/ 1.6 4.99″

    I really hope for once that Grimm gets adjusted up. It’s already doing better on Fridays than some of NBC’s comedies on other days! :)

    I watched the premiere of Arrow and I liked it. It repeated well. I think it may be a winner, with some coming attractions.

  • Starman


    Fringe has never been an action show. It’s a science fiction mystery show with procedural elements. It’s the characters and the mysteries of the series’ mythology that they explore that are the appeal for most of the show’s viewers.

  • Brian

    Glad Grimm did well last night and it will be adjusted up :)

    @ Richard

    Yeah this is the range, but 1.4 and 1.3 are good as well. It’s only when it would be 1.2 and below that the show would be in trouble.

  • badman

    Arrow’s repeat did better than Gossip girl, 90210 and Hart of dixie!!!

  • Mon

    Uhmm.. I asked a question because I have no idea. I didn’t even make a comment about Nikita. Is it really that hard to understand? Is anyone who questions/asks about Nikita ratings automatically becomes a hater? How shallow is that.

  • Sid

    “true, but repeat numbers dont mean that much. TSC always repeated well and look what happened there. Last year TVD mostly repeated with a 0.4, similar to several other CW shows, but when a new episode arrived, it soared above all the others.”

    TSC did not always repeat well. It always performed at the same level as the rest of The CW’s lineup(in some cases, worse). And repeats may not mean much, but they do matter. The point here is we’re comparing the Friday re-airing of CW pilots. I can almost guarantee that both Arrow and Beauty won’t repeat as well as they did last night because they’re new shows being sampled, that’s all.

  • Oliver

    NBC’s trailer for Mockingbird Lane, airing Friday October 26:

  • SherLOCKED

    Fringe will be lowered to an 0.9 on the finals…it dipped below 3 Million viewers…

  • Andy

    It doesn’t matter. Hellcats, Ringer and TSC crashed and burned on the spring and were in fact canceled. They all premiered above the 1.0 mark, and repeated around a 0.6 rating the next Friday. Beauty and the Beast could follow. Meanwhile, Arrow did pretty well, reaching above 2 million viewers, and it’s not usual on the netlet since last May. :(

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