TV Ratings: ‘Fringe,’ ‘Nikita’ hit series lows, NBC

fringe_jasika_nicole.jpgConsidering the fact that we’re officially in February Sweeps, this Friday’s line-up struck low numbers. Struggling series “Fringe” and “Nikita” fell to their series lows, as did “Grimm” and “A Gifted Man,” though those shows still performed for their respective networks.

The CW’s “Supernatural” hit a low for the season. “Chuck” replacement “Who Do You Think You Are” did give NBC a slight boost from last week’s “Chuck” series finale.

Per usual, CBS led the night with an average of 9.9 viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share in households. It was followed by ABC (5.2 million, 3.4/6) which just squeaked by NBC (5.1, 3.3/6). FOX was in fourth place with 3.5 million viewers (2.2/4) and CW trailed with 1.5 million viewers (1.0/2).

ABC and CBS tied in the target demo with a 1.5 rating, followed by FOX (1.4) and NBC (1.2). The CW came in with 0.6.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “A Gifted Man” (8.4 million, 5.5/10)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.2 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (6.0 million, 2.4/4)
Fox: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “Kitchen Nightmares” (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” (8.4 million, 5.5/10)
ABC: “Primetime: What Would You Do” (5.0 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Grimm” (4.7 million, 2.9/5)
Fox: “Fringe” (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “CSI:NY” (1.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (11.2 million, 7.2/12)
ABC: “20/20” (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (4.6 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: tie, “20/20” and “Blue Bloods” (1.7)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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