Ratings: Shark Tank Tops Night, Jersey Tumbles

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Made in Jersey is eying the metaphorical exit ramp, dropping 27 percent in the demo this week to a CW-like 0.8.

CBS’ freshman legal drama also fell 13 percent to 6.7 million viewers, yet still led its time slot in total audience.

ABC’s Shark Tank (6 mil/1.7) edged out Grimm to deliver Friday’s best demo rating (rising 13 percent week-to-week), while Blue Bloods (9.6 mil/1.2), despite dropping 15 percent, as always copped the most total viewers.

Elsewhere on Friday:

* CSI: NY opened CBS’ night with 8.4 mil and a 1.2, dipping 8 percent from its season opener. That means Jersey dropped a third of its demo lead-in, which as you can see above does not make Frank Reagan happy.

* Of genre-TV fare, Grimm held steady at 5.2 mil/1.6, while Fringe (3.03 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth in the demo.

All told, CBS averaged the most viewers, while ABC scored the nightly demo win.

Comments (33)

  • Jersey belongs on USA or something.That’s where all those simple shows are.

    Comment by Shaun – October 6, 2012 09:05 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • USA already has this show…it’s called Fairly Legal.

    Comment by Chris – October 6, 2012 09:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Perhaps not for long, as Fairly Legal may also be dumped. I actually prefer Jersey.

      Comment by Anna Paolinelli – October 6, 2012 12:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • well I thought it was a legal drama , isn’t it ? I couldn’t watch the pilot after all the bad reviews but I’m surprised it gets so much bad ratings .

    Comment by Billie – October 6, 2012 09:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • The nets are better off scheduling repeats or reality because hardly anyone is watching tv on Fridays.

    Comment by eridapo – October 6, 2012 09:30 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • This may sound odd, but IMO the networks should aim Friday night programming toward viewers over 55 and sell the ad time to sponsors who target that demo. That tired friday night audience would be sitting ducks for the pain killers/antacids/identity theft/investment companies.

      Comment by Stormy – October 6, 2012 10:03 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That’s totally ridiculous. What will they do? 50-year-olds kicking ass! Oh wait, that’s already in Vegas and its not that good. Let me let you in on a secret that you might have been left out of. Not every person in the 18-49 demo goes out to party on EVERY friday night. If anything, they need to come up with a better rating system.

        Comment by fancc – October 6, 2012 10:32 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • I’m 24, and I’m home watching tv most Friday nights. So is my 47 year old mother. Thing is, Fridays are never going to get enough demo. EVER. It’s like, get over it.

          Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 7, 2012 10:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Actually, they do it. That’s why they didn’t cancel CSI:NY over Miami. Because a show that does deliver 8. something on a Friday night, even outside, is a great thing.

          Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 7, 2012 10:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Made in Jersey would have been a solid show on the CW. I think the CW audience would have embraced the whole Jersey girl/legal drama.

    Comment by Jared – October 6, 2012 09:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Nah. This wouldn’t really fit in. Its too bland. Actually CW has some of the best shows, both in content and execution for adults (Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, Nikita – I’ve heard is good. can’t attest to that – and hopefully ARROW). People who want something different and awesome should check them out.

      Comment by fancc – October 6, 2012 10:41 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Nikita is phenomenal. Worth your time, if you have any to spare.

        Comment by CJ – October 6, 2012 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think everyone is just tired of yet another legal drama. Fairly Legal is out there, The Good Wife among others and we still have endless re-runs of Law & Order – all flavors – which I love by the way. Plus all the other cop shows out there – did they really think this was going to blast off? New ideas, not more of the same. I’m tired of ‘reality shows’ (which of course you know that there is someone with a camera in your face and yet this is ‘reality’) and shows which have absolutely no value at all – Bridezillas ‘ seriously?

    Comment by Mrs. Peele – October 6, 2012 09:42 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Here’s some ideas: A comedy about a med student who’s paying for school by being a magician. Title: Abra Cadaver Or, A comedy about a dysfunctional California family of morticians who own a funeral home with a drive through visitation window. Title: Remains To Be Seen. I have better ideas, but I’m saving them. LOL

      Comment by Stormy – October 6, 2012 10:10 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • That made me chuckle, thanks.

        Comment by Cathy – October 6, 2012 06:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So first cancellations of the fall season will be The Mob Doctor and Made in Jersey

    Comment by tvaddict – October 6, 2012 09:47 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Effective next week, CBS should just start airing NCIS repeats at 8:00 followed by new episodes of CSI NY and Blue Bloods. There’s absolutely no reason to keep that MiJ turker on the schedule. Just look at the numbers! Two million left CBS at 9:00, and three million came back at 10:00. CBS’ viewers just do not want to wach the show. End of story!!!!!

    Comment by ragincajun – October 6, 2012 09:54 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Great idea. I would like to see it actually happen. Are you listening CBS?

      Comment by Juliab. – October 6, 2012 11:04 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • While your at it— someone give Selleck an enema to end his constipated school of acting.

        Comment by Mycroft – October 6, 2012 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Tried giving MiJ another chance, it only lasted 10 minutes. Agree, this show shoud go or switched to CW or another cable channel…and Martina’s Jersey accent is a no no. I wonder why no one ele has complained about it.

    Comment by tahina – October 6, 2012 10:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You are so right; her accent is way inauthentic. Perhaps because she (the lead, Janet Montgomery) is English! Pretty girl; love to see her in something else. Short of mating dating someone in production or at CBS? NO idea why she got cast and this show built around her. Has credits in Great Britain; did a small part (so small I can’t remember it) in Black Swan. Show is bland, bland, bland; too bad.

      Comment by Pat Graney – October 6, 2012 07:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I just read on sister-site Deadline/Nellie that CBS may need to go the ‘reality’ angle on Friday at 8pm and run ‘Undercover Boss’ or similar to grab the demo ratings, and then slide CSI-NY back to 9pm to be a better lead-in for BBloods. CBS is fighting the good fight on Friday’s with scripted programming, but they are losing the demo battle. Might as well place a reality show in 8pm slot to try to get those 18-49s in early evening and hope they stay for CSI-NY and BBloods later in the night. What else can CBS do? I thought maybe place ‘Golden Boy’ in the Friday 9pm slot, but that is probably amistake – waste another new scripted show …better to try that show out on another night during winter stretch to give it a better chance to success.

    Regarding Made in Jersey – I was out last night, but DVR’ed it and watched it this morning during breakfast. The show has a nice cast, but again (as I said last week), the show is all too familiar, connect-the-dots. We’ll see Janet Montgomery again somewhere down the road – she’s good, but right or wrong, the show is not what the demo wants to see. Game over.

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – October 6, 2012 11:06 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • CBS cancel Made in Jersey and but CSI NY back in its proper spot! That is not good about Blue Bloods……..

    Comment by sarah – October 6, 2012 11:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • PUT not BUT

    Comment by sarah – October 6, 2012 11:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Made In Jersey is in the worst timeslot ever. It is going up against Grimm & Fringe’s last season. How is it supposed to compete? It got 0 to no promotion, just like A Gifted Man last year. The only reason why Blue Bloods does decent is it has no competition, CSI New York is getting lousy ratings.

    Comment by Michael – October 6, 2012 12:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • It is going up against Grimm & Fringe. That’s two genre shows, not exactly the same target audience as Made in Jersey. If it were going up against Grey’s Anatomy or Law & Order: SVU, that would be competition. But Grimm and Fringe? Made in Jersey should be able to pull a decent audience against those two shows. (And the worst timeslot ever in Thursday nights at 8:00, not Friday at 9:00.)

      Comment by JC – October 6, 2012 05:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm was freaking awesome last night! More people need to watch that show dammit! At least 10 mil a week.

    Comment by Luke – October 6, 2012 01:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes it was Luke! You are right. More people need to watch Grimm. They are missing out.

      Comment by Carm – October 6, 2012 02:32 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I saw 16 episodes in season 1! Count that – SIXTEEN absolutely boring, stupid episodes with a lead actor who can’t even act! The only good thing on it was the wolf guy. So tell me, what exactly are the rest of us missing out on? I’d rather re-watch the first 5 seasons of the awesome Supernatural than give another shot to that horrible wreck!

        Comment by GK – October 7, 2012 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Okay. NBC disagrees with you and so do all the fans, including me!

          Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 7, 2012 05:35 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Well Jersey Shore, Kardashians and 2.5 Men are still bringing in the ratings, aren’t they! That doesn’t prove anything about the quality!

            Comment by GK – October 7, 2012 09:31 PM PDT  
          • I never did mention ratings. I mention the network as a whole (executives, etc…) and the fans — not as in they tune in, but how they react to the show, how they perceive the show. Grimm is hardly one of the most watched shows — but it certainly is one of the best.

            Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 12, 2012 12:05 AM PDT  
  • They are really pushing this show, since it’s on tonight.

    Comment by Cathy – October 6, 2012 07:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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