Ratings: CBS' New, Jersey-Free Line-Up Boosts CSI: NY and Blue Bloods; Shark Tank Tops Night

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CSI: NYMade in Jersey? Fuhgeddaboudit.

Having dismissed the freshman legal drama from its slate, CBS this Friday averaged 10 percent more viewers and a 30 recent better demo rating.

An NCIS repeat led things off with 7.6 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating, easily winning its time slot in total audience. Returning to the 9 o’clock perch, CSI: NY rose 12 and 17 percent to 9.4 mil/1.4, outdrawing all rivals in total viewers. Blue Bloods closed the night with 10.5 mil/1.4, rising 7 and 17 percent with a stronger lead-in.

All told, Blue Bloods was Friday’s most watched program, while ABC’s Shark Tank (steady at 6.4 mil/1.8) drew the best demo rating.


* The CW’s encore airings of Arrow and Beauty and the Beast added 2 million and 1.4 million to their respective premiere week audiences.

* Facing slightly stronger competition, Fringe (2.7 mil/1.0) shed a handful of viewers but was steady in the demo, while Grimm (5 mil/1.5) slipped 6 percent.

Comments (10)

  • wow the Arrow rerun missed Fringe only by 700.000. the CW got a keeper

    Comment by Spike – October 13, 2012 10:34 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe was fantastic! So happy we don’t have to worry about the ratings anymore.
    Arrow has great potential. Seems like CW is expanding its demo group which is awesome.

    Comment by Dean – October 13, 2012 10:49 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I hope this makes the CW realize they have to produce more quality shows instead of crappy soap operas like Gossip Girl & 90210.

      Arrow is awesome.

      Comment by Nelly – October 13, 2012 12:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love that Grimm gets a better demo than the CBS procedural, even if it’s only marginal. Hopefully, the show will continue to grow.

    Comment by TigerNightmare – October 13, 2012 11:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Grimm was so good last night!

    Comment by Keren – October 13, 2012 11:40 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I will never understand the TV ratings. I watch both Fringe and Grimm and think Fringe is light years ahead of Grimm, but I guess you’ll never see it in the ratings.

    Comment by Jack – October 13, 2012 01:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow!!! CSI:NY yaaaaay!!! It was 8.4 total viewers last week! This week it went up a whole million! I hope it keeps up it’ll lead to renewal for sure!!! <3

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – October 13, 2012 03:11 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, that sure didn’t take CBS long to remedy the Friday night lineup problem. Goodbye MIJersey, rerun of NCIS to lead off night, problem solved. I wonder now if CBS really needs to bother installing a reality show at 8pm/Friday – just run NCIS and NCIS-LA re-runs at 8pm every other week as ‘encore Friday 8pm event’.

    Comment by Nero theTVFiddler – October 13, 2012 07:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Shark Tank!

    Comment by Blinged Up – October 13, 2012 09:36 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I actually watch 90210 but it’s obvious the “Teen Soap” genre is dying. The CW needs more series like Arrow and Beauty & the Beast.

    Comment by Jared – October 14, 2012 11:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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