Fringe‘s best episode of Season 4 to date sadly drew the Fox series’ lowest rating to date, dropping 15 percent week-to-week to a 1.1 — and on 11/11/11 (as one Tweeter noted).
Fringe had matched its previous all-time low, a 1.2 rating, with this season’s second episode, but notched increases here and there since.
Among the night’s other genre fare, NBC’s struggling Chuck (3.2 mil/0.9) at long last stabilized, Marc Berman’s TV Media Insights reports, while its freshman lead-out Grimm (5.2 mil/1.5) dropped 13 and 17 percent, respectively. The CW’s Nikita was flat at 1.9 mil/0.6, as was Supernatural (1.8 mil/0.8).
UPDATED: Turning to CBS’ Friday drama line-up, the freshman bubble show A Gifted Man held steady at 8.25 million viewers and a 1.2 rating, CSI: NY (10.16 mil/1.7) inched up a few percentage points, and Blue Bloods (11.2 mil/1.7) dropped double digits but still led the night in total viewers while tying CSI: NY for the top demo number.