Friday Final TV Ratings: 'Grimm, 'CSI: NY' & 'Blue Bloods' Adjusted Up, 'Dateline' & 'All Access Nashville' Adjusted Down

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October 29th, 2012

Grimm, CSI:NY, & Blue Bloods  were each adjusted up a tenth while All Access Nashville and Dateline were each adjusted down a tenth among adults 18-49 versus Friday's preliminary ratings.

Final broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 26, 2012:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 ABC Shark Tank 1.8/6 6.84
NBC Mockingbird Lane - S 1.5/5 5.47
CBS NCIS - R 0.9/3 7.17
FOX Kitchen Nightmares -(Season Premiere) 0.9/3 2.65
CW America's Next Top Model 0.4/1 1.12
9:00 NBC Grimm 2.0/6 6.11
CBS CSI: NY 1.5/5 10.09
ABC All Access Nashville With Katie Couric 1.3/4 5.27
FOX Fringe 0.9/3 2.55
CW Nikita 0.2/1 0.81
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.5/5 11.06
NBC Dateline 1.4/5 4.52
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.90

Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2012 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • Mickey


    GRIMM does not owe its rating surge to MOCKINGBIRD LANE.
    GRIMM does not owe its rating surge to Halloween.
    GRIMM does owe its rating surge to the origin of the story content. Every see how many people are watching Univision these days? GRIMM just needs to find a way to encorporate more Mexican ‘fairytales’ into their scripts.

    Prove it.

    You can’t, because there’s no way to know which variable is the cause of the effect.

    While I certainly respect your desire to see more Latina actors and Mexican fairytales, it is impossible to assert that this is the cause of an uptick from 1.5 to 2.0.

    It’ll be interesting to see next week. If it goes back down to 1.5/1.6, then you would have a stronger case. If it stays higher, at 1.8 or so, then it is more likely to be due to having a compatible lead-in for a change.

    Whatever the cause, the rise in ratings is impressive.


    Mockingbird Lane did decent.

    Mockingbird Lane did better than decent. It did around what Grimm does, and better than what Grimm was doing at the end of last season. And that was enough to consider Grimm a success and give it an early renewal.

  • Mickey


    So Can anyone tell me why CW’s ratings are always substantially lower than the other major networks? Is it because it is available to less audiences? Why is it that that network can call a 1.2 a success?

    I think it’s partially due to the fact it’s a new network, and new networks have had a hard time rising to the level of the Big Four. Both the WB and UPN were unable to manage it, which is why they merged. Which brings us to reason #2.

    Dawn Ostroff. She was named president of the new network, until she was deposed last year. And, in short, she sucked. Which brings us to reason #3.

    The target audience. Ostroff restricted the target audience to young women, to the point of cancelling or neglecting shows that appealed to a more mixed demographic even though they rated higher. To make matters worse, the type of show she favoured offering to young women were teen soaps that everyone else looks down at. With a much smaller potential audience, and a brand that had become a laughingstock, the network started bleeding viewers, especially if they weren’t young girls. Which brings us to reason #4.

    Because the CW’s audience is younger, they don’t watch TV old-school. They are more into new technologies and new ways of watching TV. The CW has by far the highest proportion of online viewing than any of the other networks.

    So because fewer people are watching the CW, and fewer are watching it live, its ratings are down, and because ratings are relative to other shows on the same network, a 1.2 is a hit if many of your other shows are getting 0.2s to 0.5s.

    The new president, Mark Pedowitz, is trying to turn things around. But it’s an uphill battle.

  • ender650

    Those are really good ratings for Grimm (and a good episode). Mockingbird Lane got very solid ratings for Friday with virtually no promotion.

  • danny94

    Wow amazing numbers for Grimm, only one tenth lower then is premire just over a year ago. Really impressive.

  • John A

    Ugh such sad ratings for Fringe. But cant blame people for not watching as first 3 episodes were awful. Ep 4 was a big improvement.

  • Hepha

    CSI NY is not dead ! I’m really glad to see those ratings, though it’ll have to keep on maintaining at that level…
    CBS might also renew it for a final tenth season of 13 episodes ! It could be a way to reach the 200 milestone !

  • DonJ1973

    Wasn’t the whole reason Nikita got renewed in the 1st place was to supply 22 new episodes to International buyers? Apparently the show is making money in International sales so WB (who owns The CW) is making money off it regardless of the horrible U.S. ratings.

  • DonJ1973

    BTW, someone mentioned here that CSI: NY only has an 18 episode order. Is that confirmed for a fact?

  • Hepha

    @DonJ1973 I’ve read that too ! But I’ve never seen an official news about it ! Perhaps they assumed that it would be the same as season 8.
    But we’ll never know… If CSI NY is doing well in the next weeks, new episodes may be ordered !

  • MissJo

    @DonJ1973 and @Hepha

    For, now CSI:NY only has an 18 episode order but the producers would like to have two more to get to the 200th episode.


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  • brandon

    ..i don’t care about the ratings,,,,Nikita is still the best TV series for us Asians,,,best story,,,best action,,,everything is great!!!,,,I wish viewers will not be fooled by this crap ratings,,,

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