Ratings: ‘Fringe’ up after renewal news; ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Blue Bloods’ slide

There was a slight increase this week.

Just one day after the triumphant news came out that “Fringe” was going to be receiving a fifth and final season, the fans responded by actually watching Friday night’s episode live.

Fox – The sci-fi drama ultimately posted a 1.1 rating in the all-important 18-49 demographic for its new episode, which was up versus what we saw the week before. However, “The Finder” offset the network’s performance on the night by dropping a tenth to a 1.1 versus its previous week’s audience.

CBS – The Eye delivered the highest ratings and viewers among all English-speaking networks, though their programming was far from stellar compared to past numbers. “Undercover Boss” started things off by dropping a tenth from its last new episode in early April to finish with a 1.6. Meanwhile, both “Blue Bloods” and “CSI: NY” dropped three-tenths compared to their last new episodes and each brought in a 1.4.

ABC – “Shark Tank” and “20/20” each led the night here with a 1.4 rating, while “Primetime: What Would You Do?” (otherwise known as the most emotionally manipulative show on TV) dropped to a 1.1 rating.

NBC – The good news here is that “Grimm” (with a 1.4) tied for the win at 9:00 p.m. alongside “CSI: NY,” and it was steady versus the last new episode. Unfortunately, there is no other good news here considering that “Who Do You Think You Are?” and “Dateline” each brought in a 1.1.

The CW – “Nikita” failed to help its odds at sticking around by staying at a woeful 0.4 rating; meanwhile, “Supernatural” drew a 0.6, but this could end up being adjusted up after the fact since we have seen that happen on a few occasions already this spring. Unfortunately, we won’t know for sure until Monday.

Note: 18-49 numbers are the key for most broadcast networks when it comes to advertising revenue — a 1.0 rating is equal to approximately 1.28 million viewers in the specified age range.

Photo: Fox

Source: TVbythenumbers

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