As expected, there were significant downward adjustments versus Friday’s preliminary numbers due to local NFL pre-emptions. Despite the warnings, some fans got carried away by how well the last Flashpoint on CBS (before it moves to ION) fared and the 80% increases for Friends with Benefits in the preliminary numbers. Both came back to earth in the finals. Flashpoint and Friends with Benefits were each adjusted down 0.4 with adults 18-49 in the finals. Interested parties can do the other comparisons at their leisure.
Final broadcast TV ratings for Friday:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|8:00||FOX||NFL Preseason: 8-10p||1.4/5||4.17|
|ABC||Shark Tank (R)||1.1/4||4.00|
|NBC||Friends with Benefits||0.5/2||1.98|
|8:30||NBC||Friends with Benefits||0.5/2||1.54|
|ABC||Karaoke Battle USA||0.8/3||2.92|
|CBS||CSI: NY (R)||0.7/2||4.91|
|CBS||Blue Bloods (R)||0.6/2||4.88|
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