Friday, September 28, 2012 ratings — There was one series debut last night (Made in Jersey) and three season premieres — Fringe, CSI: NY, and Blue Bloods. In addition, we had Grimm’s Friday debut and original episodes of America’s Next Top Model, Shark Tank, 20/20, and Dateline. Repeats included The X Factor, Last Resort, and Nikita. The latter won’t have it’s season premiere until October 19th.
On NBC, the night began with a Grimm repeat that garnered a 0.7 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 2.84 million total viewers. It was followed by an original episode at 9pm — which had the best demo of the night. It registered a 1.6 rating with 5.31 million. This essentially matched the first season ender.
The peacock network finished the night with Dateline. The newsmagazine attracted a 1.3 demo rating and 4.79 million.
On CBS, the return of CSI: NY garnered a 1.3 in the demo with 9.0 million viewers. Compared to last year’s premiere, the cop series was down by 28% in the demo (vs a 1.8 rating) and down by 16% in viewers (vs 10.68 million).
The series premiere of Made in Jersey was a disappointment, registering a 1.1 rating with 7.74 million viewers. The demo was tied for second place with a rerun of Last Resort on ABC and FOX’s low-rated Fringe.
At 10pm, it was the season debut of Blue Bloods with a 1.5 rating and 8.12 million viewers. It won its timeslot in both categories but year-to-year, it was down by 25% in the demo (vs a 2.0 rating) and 32% in viewers (vs 12.06 million).
On ABC, a new episode of Shark Tank won its 8pm timeslot with a 1.5 demo rating and 5.89 million. That was down by 6%, the reality series’ second week of declines.
It was followed by a repeat of Last Resort (1.1 rating with 4.01 million) and an original episode of 20/20 (1.4 rating with 4.17 million).
On FOX, a repeat of The X Factor (1.1 rating with 3.28 million) led into the fifth and final season premiere of Fringe. It drew a 1.1 rating in the demo with 3.18 million. This was the show’s lowest premiere to date. Last season attracted a 1.5 in the demo with 3.48 million.
And finally, on The CW, America’s Next Top Model drew a 0.5 demo rating with 0.92 million viewers — about on par with last week’s installment. A repeat of Nikita followed with a 0.2 rating and 0.63 million.
What do you think? Are you surprised by the performances of the CBS shows or FOX’s Fringe? Did you check out Made in Jersey? What were you watching last night?