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Fringe: Ratings for the 2011-12 TV Season

Fringe ratingsHere are the ratings for the Fringe TV series. The FBI’s “Fringe Division” team (Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, and John Noble) continues to use unorthodox science to investigate unexplained occurrences related to a parallel universe. The fourth season of Fringe typically airs Friday nights at 9pm on the FOX network.

These are the TV show’s ratings for the 2011-12 season, the best way to tell if Fringe will be cancelled or renewed for a fifth season. Check out our FOX ratings report card to see how this show’s numbers compare with the others on the network.

These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:

Final season four averages: 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.07 million total viewers.

Episode 04-22: Friday, 05/11/12
1.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.11 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.12 in the demo with 3.07 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-21: Friday, 05/04/12
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 2.73 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.12 in the demo with 3.06 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-20: Friday, 04/27/12
1.0 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.09 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.14 in the demo with 3.08 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Update: Fringe has been renewed for a fifth and final season of 13 episodes.

Episode 04-19: Friday, 04/20/12
1.0 in the demo (+11% episode-to-episode change) with 3.03 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.14 in the demo with 3.08 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-18: Friday, 04/13/12
0.9 in the demo (-10% episode-to-episode change) with 2.84 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.15 in the demo with 3.08 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-17: Friday, 04/06/12
1.0 in the demo (-17% episode-to-episode change) with 3.01 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.16 in the demo with 3.10 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-16: Friday, 03/30/12
1.2 in the demo (+33% episode-to-episode change) with 3.08 million; tied for third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.18 in the demo with 3.10 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-15: Friday, 03/23/12
0.9 in the demo (-25% episode-to-episode change) with 2.87 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.17 in the demo with 3.11 million.
Demo average rank: #19 of 19 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-14: Friday, 2/24/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 3.08 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 3.12 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-13: Friday, 2/17/12
1.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.0 million; third in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.19 in the demo with 3.13 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-12: Friday, 02/10/12
1.1 in the demo (-8% episode-to-episode change) with 3.05 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.20 in the demo with 3.14 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-11: Friday, 02/03/12
1.2 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.20 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.21 in the demo with 3.14 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-10: Friday, 1/27/12
1.2 in the demo (+9% episode-to-episode change) with 3.33 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.21 in the demo with 3.14 million.
Demo average rank: #17 of 17 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-09: Friday, 1/20/12
1.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 3.19 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.21 in the demo with 3.12 million.
Demo average rank: #16 of 16 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-08: Friday, 01/13/12:
1.1 in the demo (0% episode-to-episode change) with 2.87 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.23 in the demo with 3.11 million.
Demo average rank: #14 of 14 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-07: Friday, 11/18/11
1.1 in the demo (0% week-to-week change) with 2.88 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.24 in the demo with 3.14 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-06: Friday, 11/11/11
1.1 in the demo (-15% week-to-week change) with 3.03 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.27 in the demo with 3.19 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-05: Friday, 11/04/11:
1.3 in the demo (+8% week-to-week change) with 3.21 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.30 in the demo with 3.22 million.
Demo average rank: #12 of 12 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-04: Friday, 10/14/11:
1.2 in the demo (-8% week-to-week change) with 3.16 million; fourth in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.3 in the demo with 3.22 million.
Demo average rank: #11 of 11 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-03: Friday, 10/7/11
1.3 in the demo (+8% week-to-week change) with 3.18 million; third place in the timeslot.
Season average: 1.3 in the demo with 3.24 million.
Demo average rank: #10 of 10 scripted TV shows on the network (Fall 2011 – Spring 2012).

Episode 04-02: Friday, 9/30/11:
In week two, the series was down by 20% when compared to the premiere. It attracted 1.2 demo rating with 3.05 million viewers. It was in third place for the timeslot, just above a repeat of Pan Am on ABC.
Season average: 1.4 demo with 3.26 million.

Episode 04-01: Friday, 9/23/11: It was disappointing start to the season for the sci-fi show. It attracted a 1.5 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 3.48 million viewers. That was a decline of 40% year-to-year and put the premiere in third place for the timeslot. Lucky for fans that FOX already ordered a full season of episodes.


Reference point: The 2010-11 season averaged a 1.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 4.37 million viewers.

Note: These ratings are collected by the Nielsen company and are the final national numbers. These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings and are reported on by most other outlets. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.

What do you think? Do you like the Fringe TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or be renewed for a fifth season?

 

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Laura April 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I think Fringe should definitely be renewed and not just for a 5th season. The time slot is what kills shows like this and don’t understand why it was moved from Tuesdays. There are so few shows that have ever been on tv like this. Here’s to another 4 more years of Fringe! We love Fringe in Canada!

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lkg April 23, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Renew Fringe for all of us sci-fi geeks- awesome show, can’t end yet.

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Rachel April 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

Fringe NEEDS more seasons! It is such a great show! Fox would be making a mistake if they cancelled this show now!!

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Raan April 22, 2012 at 1:31 am

Fringe is a wonderful TV series and deserves to be kept on the air for people with brains that appreciate good Sci-Fi. Another full season is in order!!!

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nsemi April 22, 2012 at 9:10 am

Totally agree, and many more seasons are in order!

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Sawguru April 19, 2012 at 11:13 am

@Nancy X-files only had 9 seasons…

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carmen boyle April 16, 2012 at 9:06 pm

I like this program. The suspense and drama that it bring it great. SCI-FI at its best. Bring it back . Not all of us think it stinks. I guess Nielsen is not looking at all the people.

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Jim April 15, 2012 at 12:07 am

i thought jj abrams and fox had an agreement that if the show was “cancelled”, they would have to produce enough shows to end the series properly. abrams had FOX agree to that before they began production.

so even if FOX decides to cancel it after this season, they would still have to produce enough episodes to complete the series (i don’t remember if the number of episodes required to finish the series was ever talked about publicly).

then again, the years of drug & alcohol abuse in conjunction with too much TV may have made me imagine the whole thing.

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NANCY WASSON April 14, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I am a die-hard X-files lover of all 11 seasons. It was always on the bubble. I now love FRINGE and feel it needs one more season to have time to come to a satisfying end for those of us who enjoy this type of show. As in most shows with a love interest, they had Peter and Olivia’s relationship develop too soon. Mulder and Scully would just look at each other for 9 seasons and you felt the love but it wasn’t confirmed till season 10 which made the wait even better. PLEASE SAVE FRINGE.
Nancy

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Edgar April 12, 2012 at 5:30 pm

FRINGE deserves to be renewed for a final 5th season.

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Samara April 14, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I totally agree! There are way more peolple who watch it than their ridiculous ratings wiuld indicate! It’s one of the best shows!

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Kellie April 11, 2012 at 4:21 pm

Fringe is a great show and should not be cancelled. I have been a loyal fan since Season 1 and I think that it just needs like a 24 hour marathon from the pilot and season 1 thru the present. i know that others would love it too if given the chance. The day and time is not a great time to get new fans.

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Andrei Alvarenga Kayano April 10, 2012 at 12:51 am

I live in Brazil and I love the show. I can´t believe Fringe is on the verge of cancellation. It´s the best tv series on air. If I could I would stay tuned every friday night to help the audience. Please #savefringe!!!

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Fe April 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm

In my opinion, Fringe is the only worthwhile scifi since Star Trek. I look forward to many more seasons of Fringe — that is, with the same writers. I say this because the TV show Eureka was initially great but deteriorated into a juvenile, ridiculous series.

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MK April 8, 2012 at 7:57 am

Been rewatching the series from S1 (just rewatched “Peter” from ep2). I honestly believe that in time, FRINGE will be recognized as the Star Trek of its day. The show is so ingenious, so well constructed, has so much heart, and unlike my (still beloved LOST) ALL of it’s mysteries have been paid, or are currently paying off.

SAVE FRINGE!!! Or at the very least – give us AT LEAST 13 more shows so the writers can give it a proper ending.

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Jeff April 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

I agree with almost everything said here. This is an incredibly great show from its creativity to its acting … you name it. Personally I hate when Fox runs a few episodes then breaks for a few weeks — it really hurts continuity and might have an impact on viewership. But this is one of the best TV shows out there right now.

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jj April 8, 2012 at 7:06 am

Cancel this garbage already. Worst show ever!

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Mikey April 12, 2012 at 3:10 am

Worst comment ever!

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Alec April 15, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Fringe is utter shit!

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lkg April 23, 2012 at 4:40 pm

dontunderstandscifisaywhat?

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