Fast National ratings
for Friday, September 28, 2012.
CBS' struggle to find that missing piece of the Friday puzzle continued with a disappointing premiere for the legal dramedy "Made in Jersey
," though that dud couldn't dampen a normal CBS rout overall.
"Blue Bloods" also helped CBS split the night among young viewers with "Shark Tank
"-led ABC, though the evening's top key demo rating came courtesy of NBC's "Grimm
" returned to FOX with low numbers, but since it's the final season for the cult favorite, nobody should really worry.
On to numbers...
Among adults 18-49, ABC and CBS both posted a 1.3 rating for Friday night, edging out NBC's 1.2 rating in the key demographic. FOX was a close fourth with a 1.1 rating, while The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating.
Overall, though, it was CBS in a laugher, as the network averaged 9.25 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share for Friday primetime, nearly doubling the 3.1/6 and 4.69 million viewers for second place ABC. NBC was third with a 2.9/5 and 4.32 million viewers, beating the 3.23 million viewers and 2.1/4 for FOX. The CW averaged 908,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 for the night.
8 p.m. -
CBS started primetime in first overall with nearly 9 million viewers for "CSI: NY
," which finished second with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Shark Tank" averaged 5.89 million viewers overall and won the hour with a 1.5 key demo rating. FOX's encore of "The X Factor" averaged 3.28 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, beating the 2.84 million and 0.7 key demo rating for NBC's "Grimm" repeat. The CW's "America's Next Top Model
" averaged 1.18 million viewers and a 0.5 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - The premiere of "Made in Jersey" won the 9 p.m. hour overall for CBS, but with 7.74 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, the network can't be pleased with the fall-off. NBC's "Grimm" was second with 5.31 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.6 key demo rating. ABC's encore of the "Last Resort" premiere drew a solid 4.01 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating. On FOX, the fifth season premiere of "Fringe" drew 3.18 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating, basically in line with what it was doing last season. The CW's repeat of "Nikita" averaged 633,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
CBS bounced back with 11.02 million viewers and an hour-winning 1.5 rating among adults 18-49 for the return of "Blue Bloods," easily the night's most watched show. NBC's "Dateline" averaged 4.79 million viewers for second and a 1.3 key demo rating for third, compared to the 4.165 million viewers and 1.4 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.