Ratings: Fringe Matches All-Time Low

Fringe Anna TorvIn another universe, Fringe airs on Monday nights and draws around 11 million viewers.

Alas, where we live now, the Fox sci-fier this Friday played to 3.14 million total viewers (down 10 percent from its Season 4 opener) while dropping 20 percent in the demo to match its all-time low rating of 1.2.

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The news was slightly better for Friday’s other genre fare. Nikita, with 1.79 million viewers and a 0.6 rating, didn’t drop any from its Season 2 premiere, while lead-out Supernatural (1.8 mil/0.7) dipped “just” 12 percent.

CBS topped the night in both total audience and in the coveted 18-to-48 demo, with Blue Bloods (11.2 mil/1.9) holding steady to repeat as Friday’s most-watched program and tie for the demo win. CBS kicked off its evening with the freshman drama A Gifted Man (8.14 mil/1.2, down 15 percent from its debut), followed by CSI: NY (10 mil/1.7, dipping only slightly from its opener).

What were you watching this Friday night? Baseball, perhaps?