In terms of percentage gains, Supernatural led the pack with a 15 percent bump in total viewers (scaring up 2.26 million of ’em) and a 24 percent surge in the demo, hitting a solid 1.0. Also in the 9 o’clock hour, Fringe (4.06 mil/1.5) thumbed its nose at that nagging bubble by noting gains of 10 and 7 percent, respectively.
CBS’ The Defenders (8.52 mil/1.3) scored increases of 8 and 17 percent, while lead-out CSI: NY led its time period with 10.62 million viewers (up 10 percent) and a 1.8 rating (up 16 percent).
The Eye’s Blue Bloods (11.1 mil/1.6) returned to its Friday home as the night’s most watched program, yet with numbers down 10 and 30 percent from its most recent Wednesday test-drive.
The only scripted program to not net a week-to-week gain in total audience was Smallville, which with 2.2 million viewers dipped 5 percent.