TV Ratings: 'Fringe' and 'Shark Tank' Even on Friday, CBS Grows

'Fringe' (2008-2013)

Fringe boss J.H. Wyman knows how the show will end when it takes its final bow in February, but he's still working out how to get there. “The show has a natural ending," he recently said. "It’s something that we know is right. How that takes shape is always in flux."

ABC led another Friday with adults 18-49, averaging a 1.5 rating. Shark Tank was the top-rated program of the night, pulling an even adults 18-49, while Primetime: What Would You Do? was down a tenth of a point to a 1.3 adults rating. 20/20 rose to a 1.4 rating in the demo. The network averaged 5.2 million total viewers for the night.

Leading in total viewers (9.2 million) and tying second in the demo (1.3 adults rating), CBS had an encore of CSI and originals of CSI: NY (1.4 adults rating) and Blue Bloods (1.4 adults rating) -- both up two tenths from last week.

Grimm was down a tenth of a point on NBC, though it was still the top scripted performer of the night with a 1.6 adults rating. Dateline was even with a 1.3, giving the network an average 1.3 adults rating and 4.4 million viewers.

Fringe was even with a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating, while Fox averaged  a 0.9 rating in the demo and 2.6 million viewers.

The CW averaged a 0.5 1.7 million viewers with encores of Arrow and Beauty and the Beast.