Friday, October 26, 2012 ratings — Original episodes: Shark Tank, Kitchen Nightmares, America’s Next Top Model, Grimm, CSI: NY, Fringe, Nikita, Dateline, 20/20, and Blue Bloods. Sports and specials: Mockingbird Lane and All Access Nashville. Reruns: NCIS.
On ABC, Shark Tank drew a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.8 million total viewers. Week-to-week, the show was down by 10% in the coveted demo. At 9pm, the network aired the All Access Nashville special which garnered a 1.4 rating with 5.5 million viewers. Compared to last week’s edition of Primetime, the network was down by a tenth of a point. At 10pm, 20/20 attracted a 1.4 rating (0% change) with 5.8 million.
On NBC, the Mockingbird Lane pilot/special drew a respectable 1.5 demo rating with 5.4 million viewers (significantly better than the usual Grimm reruns). The special seemed to have given Grimm a boost to a 1.9 rating (+27% week-to-week) and 6.0 million viewers. Dateline rounded out the night with a 1.5 rating (+15%) and 4.5 million.
On CBS, an NCIS rerun started the night (1.0 rating with 7.4 million) and was followed by an original of CSI: NY which drew a 1.4 rating (+17%) with 10.0 million. Blue Bloods then attracted a 1.4 rating (+8%) with 10.8 million.
On FOX, the return of Kitchen Nightmares drew a 0.9 demo rating with 2.7 million total viewers. Compared to last fall’s opener, the network was down by 44% in the demo (vs a 1.6 rating) and down by 32% in viewership (vs 3.9 million). Fringe followed with a 0.9 rating (-10% episode-to-episode) and 2.6 million.
Keep in mind, these fast affiliate numbers are approximate. The TV series numbers will be updated on the individual show pages when the finals become available.
What do you think? Did you watch Mockingbird Lane? Should it become a regular series? Do you think Nikita will survive past this season? What were you watching last night?