Donnie Wahlberg of "Blue Bloods"
Fast National ratings
for Friday, October 5, 2012.
The freshman drama "Made in Jersey
" sunk in its second week and seems poised for swift cancellation after dropping CBS to third on the night among young viewers. While CBS still won comfortably overall, "Shark Tank
" and "Grimm
" put ABC and NBC in first and second in the key demo.
" was down a hair in its second airing, not that "Fringe" fans need to worry about the ratings variation (basically random statistical hiccups at this point) anymore.
For the night, ABC averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, beating NBC's 1.2 rating in the key demographic. CBS averaged a 1.0 key demo rating for Friday night, with a very small advantage in its statistical dead-heat with FOX. The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 8.245 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/10 share. We can talk about CBS' ratings declines, but that was still far ahead of the 3.2/6 and 4.9 million viewers for ABC or NBC's 2.9/5 and 4.29 million viewers for Friday night. FOX averaged a 1.9/3 and 3.04 million viewers, while The CW averaged 882,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.
8 p.m. -
" started primetime in first overall for CBS with 8.37 million viewers, but finished a distant second with a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Shark Tank" was up from last week with 6.015 million viewers and an hour-winning 1.7 key demo rating. In the battle of singing competition encores, NBC's "The Voice" averaged 3.13 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating compared to the 3.045 million viewers and 1.0 key demo rating for FOX's "The X Factor."
9 p.m. - "Made in Jersey" won the 9 p.m. hour overall with 6.77 million viewers, but could only muster a 0.8 rating among adults 18-49. [Spoiler for the rest of this paragraph: That's lower than "Fringe" in the demo.] NBC's "Grimm" averaged 5.19 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating. ABC's "What Would You Do?" was third overall with 4.54 million viewers and was second with a 1.4 key demo rating. FOX's "Fringe" averaged 3.03 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. On The CW, an encore of "Hart of Dixie" averaged 658,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
CBS has to be concerned by what "Made in Jersey" is doing to "Blue Bloods," which took a big drop to 9.59 million viewers and a second place 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Dateline" was second with 4.55 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.3 key demo rating, beating the 4.15 million viewers and 1.2 key demo rating for ABC's "20/20
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.