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Fast National ratings
for Friday, November 4, 2011.
True to normal Friday form, all of CBS' procedurals dominated their hours overall, while "Blue Bloods
" delivered big enough demo numbers (relatively speaking) to also help CBS top the night there.
Meanwhile, out on the ratings fringes, so to speak, "Fringe
" got a miniscule bump for FOX. Also, it turns out that the World Series wasn't responsible for the disappointing premiere numbers for "Chuck
" and that, despite a predictable drop, "Grimm
" could continue to be a solid Friday performer (also relatively speaking) for NBC.
On to the numbers...
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.6 rating for the night. FOX was second with a 1.4 rating, followed closely by NBC's 1.3 rating and the 1.2 rating for ABC. The CW averaged a 0.7 rating in the key demographic.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.2 million viewers to go with a 6.5 rating/11 share. ABC was a distant second with a 3.3/6 and 5.04 million viewers. NBC's 4.38 million viewers and 2.8/5 finished third, beating the 2.1/4 and 3.49 million viewers for FOX. The CW averaged a 1.1/2 and 1.76 million viewers.
8 p.m. -
"A Gifted Man
" started primetime in first overall for CBS with 8.39 million viewers, though only a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, tied for second. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" was second overall with 4.86 million viewers and also a 1.2 key demo rating. FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares
" averaged 3.7 million viewers for third overall and did a 1.5 rating in the key demo to win the hour. NBC's "Chuck" averaged 3.08 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating (0.85 if you want a little solace, "Chuck" fans), down from last week's already low premiere. The CW's "Nikita" averaged just under 1.8 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating.
9 p.m. -
" averaged 9.65 million viewers to win the 9 p.m. hour for CBS, coming in second with a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Grimm" was off by half-a-million viewers and down by 0.3 in the key demo, but it still finished second overall with 5.92 million viewers and an hour-winning 1.8 key demo rating. ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" averaged 5.405 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating, both good for third. FOX's "Fringe" averaged 3.28 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating, both barely up from the show's last airing. The CW's "Supernatural" was fifth with 1.72 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - It was a good week for CBS' "Blue Bloods," which averaged 12.5 million viewers and a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, both comfortably up from its last airing and both easily enough to win the hour. ABC's "20/20" was second overall with 4.87 million viewers and third with a 1.1 key demo rating. NBC's "Dateline" was third overall with 4.14 million viewers and second with a 1.2 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.