October 06, 2012 9:41am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Strong 'Shark Tank' Wins Friday for ABC, 'Made in Jersey' Slips
With a rising Shark Tank (up two tenths of a point to a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49), ABC locked down a demo win on Friday (1.4 adults rating) and nabbed 4.9 million viewers over the course of the night. Primetime: What Would You Do? and 20/20 were both down a tenth of a point from last week, earning a 1.4 and 1.2 adults ratings, respectively.
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A Voice encore, Grimm's even 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and Dateline's steady 1.3 adults rating gave NBC a 1.2 adults rating for the night and 4.3 million viewers.
On CBS, which topped viewers with 8.2 million, saw dips in CSY:NY (down a tenth of a point to a 1.2 adults rating), Made in Jersey (down three tenths of a point for a 0.8 adults rating) and Blue Bloods (down three tenths of a point to a 1.5 adults rating). The network averaged a 1.0 rating in the demo.
Fringe was off a tenth of a point from last week's premiere, posting a 1.0 rating with 18-49-ers. Fox averaged a 1.0 adults rating and 3.0 million viewers for the night.
America's Next Top Model was even with last week's 0.5 adults rating.