Ratings: Fringe and The Finder Rise, Nikita Steady, Supernatural Slips

Fox’s The Finder, facing repeats on ABC, CBS and NBC this Friday, seized the opportunity to rise 20 percent in total audience (delivering 4.21 million total viewers) and 33 percent in the demo (scoring a 1.2 rating).

That teed up fellow bubble show Fringe for upticks of 11 percent, with 3.1 million viewers and a 1.0.

Fringe Stars Talk Finale (‘We Shot Two Endings’), Drop Clue About Season 5 Storyline

Now remember, Fringe fans, what Joshua Jackson told us about last night’s episode and how it relates to Season 5 (if there is one): “The door to the fifth season is opened in Episode 19…. If you watch that, you’ll have an understanding of where they want to take the series.”

Elsewhere on the night:

* A thrilling and emotionally draining episode of Nikita (1.5 mil/0.4) enjoyed a 15-percent gain in viewers but held steady at its all-time low demo rating.

* Supernatural (1.48 mil/0.6) dropped double digits, returning to its series low demo rating.

* NBC’s already-renewed Grimm (4.46 mil/1.3) was down 11 and 19 percent.

What were you watching live/live-ish this Friday night?