Ratings: Supernatural Slumps, Fringe Holds Steady at Series Low

Supernatural‘s rollicking date with the Jersey Devil proved not to be a hot one, ratings-wise.

Drawing 1.52 million viewers while scoring a 0.7 demo rating, the CW series incurred losses of 18 and 12 percent, respectively. Lead-in Nikita, meanwhile, held steady week-to-week at 1.81 million total viewers and a 0.6 rating.

Turning to the night’s big fall finale, Fringe (2.87 mil/1.1) lost a handful of eyeballs but held steady in the demo, matching the series low it set last week. Peter, Olivia et al will resume Season 4 — with what was originally planned to be the cliffhangery, fall finale — on Friday, Jan. 13.

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Elsewhere on the night….

8 pm | CBS’ A Gifted Man (8.2 mil/1.3) led the hour in viewers and was up 8 percent in the demo, while the Kitchen Nightmares fall finale (3.45 mil/1.4) topped the demo. Chuck (3.2 mil/0.9) held steady week-to-week.

9 pm | CSI: NY (9.93 mil/1.6) led the hour in viewers and tied NBC’s Grimm (steady at 5.4 mil/1.6) for the demo win.

10 pm | Blue Bloods, with 12.23 million total viewers and a 2.0 rating, commanded the night’s largest audience and best 18-49 demo number, gaining 8 and 18 percent week-to-week.

All told, CBS easily walked away with Friday’s two big Ws, in total viewers and in the demo.

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

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