TV Ratings: 'The Finder' Rebounds, 'Grimm' Dips

ABC and NBC tied overall, even as Fox's quirky procedural regained footing after last week's series low.

ABC and NBC tied overall in Friday evening’s ratings race, each drawing an average rating of 1.2 apiece among adults 18-49.

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Those numbers matched the rating of Fox's The Finder, rebounding three tenths from last week’s series low of 0.9. The show drew 4.2 million viewers. In the show’s 8:00 PM slot, it lost to a rerun of ABC’s Shark Tank (5.1 million, 1.2), but beat CBS’ Mike & Molly (4.3 million, 0.8), NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? (4.2 million, 0.8), and The CW’s Nikita (1.5 million, 0.4).

CBS’ 8:30 programming, Rules of Engagement, earned 3.6 million viewers and a 0.8 rating.

In the 9:00 PM slot, NBC’s Grimm earned a 1.3 rating, down three tenths from its previous week in adults 18-49, as it drew 4.5 million viewers. Yet again the show won its time slot, opposite ABC Primetime’s What Would You Do? (4.4 million, 1.3), Fox’s Fringe (3.1 million, 1.0), CBS’ CSI: NY (6.2 million, 0.8), and The CW’s Supernatural (1.5 million, 0.6).

At 10:00, NBC’s Dateline prevailed over its competition, drawing 5.8 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. By comparison, ABC’s 20/20 attracted 4.1 million viewers and a 1.3 rating, while CBS’ Blue Bloods nabbed 6.2 million viewers and a 0.8 rating.

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