Fringe shared the No. 1 demos honor with the 10 o’clock helping of Dateline NBC, which also won its time period in total viewers (netting 7.74 million).
With The CW bumping Smallville and Supernatural in favor of Vampire Diaries/Nikita encores, the only fresh fare Fringe faced was the first hour of Dateline (1.6 rating) and ABC’s Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.3).
Speaking of the TVD and Nikita repeats, they added 1.3 million and 1 million viewers to their Thursday tallies, respectively.
A repeat of CSI: NY was the night’s most watched program, copping 8.2 million total viewers.