Good Friday and Passover was better to CBS & ABC than it was to Fox! CBS won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers pace by Undercover Boss which was flat vs. last week and Blue Bloods which was up a tenth to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating. At 9pm CSI: NY was also steady with another 1.6 adults 18-49 rating.
ABC ran a Shark Tank repeat which was steady with last week’s (also a repeat) 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Primetime What Would You Do? was up a tenth to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 fell far from last week’s (which drew a 2.1 adults 18-49 rating) but it’s 1.5 adults 18-49 rating was still well ahead of NBC’s Dateline.
Grimm rose a tenth from last week to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating and Who Do You Think You Are? was steady with a 0.8 adults 18-49 rating.
The Finder debuted on Friday at a 1.1 adults 18-49 rating. That’s half its Thursday average (2.2) for originals. Fringe fell back 20% to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating. Perhaps Fox viewers are more religiously observant than CBS’s?
CW was in repeats.
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, April 6, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|ABC||Shark Tank (R)||1.3/5||4.41|
|NBC||Who Do You Think You Are?||0.8/3||4.54|
|ABC||Primetime What Would You Do?||1.6/5||4.87|
via NBC press note:
In late-night metered-market households Friday night:
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