Ratings: Fringe Up from Demo Low, Nikita Dips, 20/20 Does Lotto Good

Now this is interesting: Fox’s Fringe this Friday drew 3.11 million total viewers while scoring a 1.2 demo rating — that marks week-to-week gains of 8 and 33 percent, up from the all-time demo low the show has been nursing for too long.

As one of my Twitter Followers suggested, maybe bacon does make everything better?

Elsewhere….

* Among other genre-TV fare, Nikita (1.32 million viewers, 0.4 rating) dipped 12 percent and a tenth, Supernatural (1.72 mil/0.7) gained a few viewers and a tenth, and Grimm (4.2 mil/1.2) dropped 17 and 20 percent.

* CSI: NY returned from hiatus with 9.44 million viewers and a 1.6 rating, down 9 percent and just a tenth from its last outing.

* Blue Bloods shed a handful of viewers (10.6 mil/1.6) but led the night in total audience, while 20/20‘s lottery-themed walk-up to the Mega Millions drawing (Exclusive: I Didn’t Win) drew the night’s best demo (2.1) with a two-plus-year high for the newsmagazine.