Fast National ratings
for Friday, January 27, 2012.
The two-hour series finale of NBC's "Chuck
" comfortably delivered the cult favorite's largest audience of the season, while FOX's "Fringe
" also saw its audience grow for the second straight week. Still, it was "Shark Tank
" helping ABC to win Friday among young viewers and repeats lifting CBS to an overall win.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.6 rating for Friday night, beating FOX's 1.3 rating in the key demographic. NBC's 1.2 rating and the 1.1 rating for CBS followed, with The CW averaging a 0.4 key demo rating.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 7.5 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/8 share. ABC was second with a 3.5/6 and 5.455 million viewers, beating NBC's 2.6/4 and 4.31 million viewers and FOX's 2.1/4 and 3.41 million viewers. The CW averaged a 0.7/1 and 1.14 million viewers.
8 p.m. - CBS' repeat of "A Gifted Man" started primetime in first overall with 6.67 million viewers, but finished fourth with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Shark Tank" was second overall with 5.45 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating. NBC's "Chuck" finale averaged 4.12 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating in its first hour. FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares" averaged 3.44 million viewers and a 1.4 key demo rating. The CW trailed with 1.19 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating for a "Nikita" repeat.
9 p.m. - A "CSI: NY" repeat kept CBS in first overall with 7.69 million viewers for the 9 p.m. hour, coming in fourth with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Primetime: What Would You Do?" averaged 5.19 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.7 key demo rating. On NBC, "Chuck" closed its five-season run with 4.32 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating. [This was the biggest audience for "Chuck" since last season's finale averaged just under 4.5 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating.] FOX was a close fourth with 3.37 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating, both up from last week. The CW's "Supernatural" repeat averaged 1.09 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m.- The 10 p.m. hour went to CBS overall with 8.135 million viewers for a "Blue Bloods" repeat, which came in second with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "20/20" was second overall with 5.73 million viewers and first with a 1.5 key demo rating. NBC's "Dateline" trailed with nearly 4.5 million viewers and a 1.1 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.