Very rarely do you see a situation where a cancellation actually ends up helping a network right away, but boy, did we see that with CBS on Friday night. Without “Made in Jersey” dragging the place down, their entire schedule saw higher numbers this week. “NCIS” kicked things off with a 1.2 rating in the 18-49 demographic, and then both “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods” were able to build on that leading up to their own 1.4 ratings. These are their best numbers in weeks, and this could end up improving the rest of the of month. (Our real question is whether or not “Undercover Boss” will actually help them when it returns in November.)
ABC did still end up having the biggest victory of the night courtesy of “Shark Tank,” which scored a 1.8 rating that was more or less even with last week. NBC also had a good night with “Grimm,” even with posting a 1.5 rating in the demo that was down a small amount from the week before. For those of dying to know the ratings for “Fringe” (which is already ending at the end of the season), the show posted a 1.0.
The last thing that we really have to point out here is the fact that The CW really actually fared better with repeats of their shows here than they have with most other programming blocks over the years. “Arrow” repeated well with a 0.6 and over 2 million viewers (which is a bit old-skewing for this network), while “Beauty and the Beast”) had a 0.4 for its repeat of the season premiere.
What do you think about some of these ratings?