TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Steady, 'Made in Jersey' Premieres Low, Ties 'Fringe'
"Grimm" grows in its time period premiere, topping all broadcasts, while ABC and CBS split Friday
The bulk of the Friday lineup launched last night, with fast affiliate ratings giving a shared demo victory to ABC and CBS.
CSI: New York started the night for CBS, down 28 percent from last year's debut with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. The premiere of Made in Jersey was relatively soft -- down 39 percent from last year's time slot debut -- and ranked as network's lowest for the night in the key demo (1.1 adults rating). Blue Bloods' 10 p.m. broadcast saw the network's high of the night, a 1.5 adults rating. CBS averaged a 1.3 adults rating and 9.3 million viewers.
Shark Tank was relatively steady on ABC despite the increased competition, down just six percent to a 1.5 rating with 18-49-ers. An encore of Last Resort pulled a 1.1 rating with adults, and 20/20 was even with last week's 1.4 in the demo. ABC averaged a 1.3 adults rating and 4.7 million.
NBC had an average 1.2 rating adults 18-49 and 4.3 million viewers over the night, thanks to a strong 9 p.m. outing of Grimm. The time period premiere was up a tenth of a point from its last Monday episode for a 1.6 adults rating. Dateline was down 35 percent to a 1.3 adults rating.
Fox had a 1.1 adults rating and 3.2 million viewers with an encore of X Factor and the return of Fringe. The series' final run kicked off down four tenths of a point from its last premiere, though the 1.1 adults rating was up 10 percent from the recent finale.
A new episode of America's Next Top Model pulled a 0.5 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.2 million viewers.