Fast National ratings
for Friday, February 3, 2012.
With "Blue Bloods
" leading the way, CBS dominated Friday night overall and tied with ABC among young viewers.
In other ratings news, it was a mixed premiere for NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" leading to a down week for "Grimm
," while FOX's "Fringe
" was also slightly down after posting minor gains last week.
Among adults 18-49, both CBS and ABC averaged a 1.5 rating in the key demographic, just beating out the 1.4 rating for FOX. NBC was close behind with a 1.2 rating, still doubling up the 0.6 rating for The CW.
Overall, CBS had no real competition, averaging an estimated 9.95 million viewers in primetime along with a 6.4 rating/11 share. ABC was far back in second with a 3.4/6 and 5.26 million viewers, edging out the 3.3/6 and 5.14 million viewers for NBC. FOX averaged a 2.2/4 and 3.52 million viewers, with The CW pulling in a 1.0/2 and 1.56 million viewers.
8 p.m. -
CBS swept the primetime hours overall, starting with the 8.41 million viewers for "A Gifted Man
," though the Patrick Wilson drama came in third with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" averaged 6.02 million viewers for second place overall, but did only a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, lower in the key demo than the "Chuck" finale last week. ABC's "Shark Tank
" was third overall with 5.2 million viewers and second with a 1.5 rating in the key demo. FOX's newly renewed "Kitchen Nightmares
" was far back in fourth overall with 3.85 million viewers, but won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating. On The CW, "Nikita" averaged 1.49 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
" kept CBS in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 10.165 million viewers and also won the hour with a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?" averaged 5.02 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating, just ahead of the 4.73 million viewers and 1.4 key demo rating for NBC's "Grimm."FOX's "Fringe" averaged 3.19 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, both off a hair from last week's numbers. The CW's "Supernatural" averaged 1.63 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - CBS closed primetime in first with the 11.26 million viewers and 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 for "Blue Bloods." ABC's "20/20" was second overall with 5.56 million viewers and tied with CBS for first in the key demo. NBC's "Dateline" averaged 4.665 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating for third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.