TV Ratings: Fox's 'Fringe' Improves, CW's 'Nikita' Slips

"A Gifted Man," "CSI: NY" and "Blue Bloods," up a notch, give CBS another Friday victory.
The CW
"Nikita"

CBS posted another Friday victory, with its drama lineup settling in.

A Gifted Man (7.5 million total viewers, 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 demographic) and CSI: NY (9.7 million, 1.6) both stayed steady in the demo, while Blue Bloods (11 million, 1.9) improved a notch from last week. Compared to last Friday, CBS improved its average in 18-49, posting a 1.6 rating in primetime.

Fox placed second in the demo for the night, with a 1.4 rating. Kitchen Nightmares (3.7 million, 1.5) dipped slightly, but sci-fi cult favorite Fringe (3.2 million, 1.3) improved in its third week out.

Like last week, NBC placed third with repeats of Up All Night, Whitney and a two-hour Dateline (6 million, 1.4). In a few weeks, NBC will launch Chuck and Grimm, and it remains to be seen if those programs would affect the competition. ABC followed; the network aired encores of Suburgatory, Revenge, Modern Family and a new 20/20 (3.4 million, 1.1), down more than half a million viewers.

The CW's Nikita (1.6 million, 0.5) saw a decline and Supernatural (1.6 million, 0.7) matched last week's demo mark.

CBS -- 1.6               
· A Gifted Man: 7.5 million, 1.2           
· CSI: NY: 9.7 million, 1.6      
· Blue Bloods: 11 million, 1.9
 
Fox -- 1.4          
· Kitchen Nightmares: 3.7 million, 1.5
· Fringe: 3.2 million, 1.3                    
 
NBC -- 1.2                
· Up All Night (R): 3.1 million, 0.9             
· Whitney (R): 2.9 million, 0.9             
· Dateline: 6 million, 1.4          
 
ABC -- 1.0                 
· Modern Family (R): 3.4 million, 0.9      
· Suburgatory (R): 2.9 million, 0.9     
· Revenge (R): 2.9 million, 0.9
· 20/20: 3.4 million, 1.1
 
The CW -- 0.6              
· Nikita: 1.6 million, 0.5            
· Supernatural: 1.6 million, 0.7
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