fringe 513 peter observer TV Ratings: 'Fringe' finale goes quietly, CBS wins the nightFOX said goodbye to “Fringe”
on Friday night with a two-hour finale episode, and though ratings were up a bit from last week’s penultimate “Fringe” Friday, that’s not saying much. It did come out about even with last year’s Season 4 finale.

CBS easily led the night in average viewers, with 10.5 million viewers and a 6.7 rating/11 share in households. It was followed by ABC, with 5.3 million (3.4/6) and NBC with 4.6 million (3.1/5). FOX’s “Fringe” event averaged 3.2 million viewers (1.9/3) and The CW had 1.08 million (0.7/1).

CBS won the night in the 18-49 demo, with a 1.7 rating. ABC (1.3) and NBC (1.1) took second and third place, and “Fringe” earned FOX a 1.0. The CW trailed with a 0.4.

]]> Friday hour by hour: 8 p.m. CBS: “Undercover Boss” (9.4 million viewers, 6.0/10 households)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” (6.6 million, 4.2/7)/”Malibu Country” (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (3.6 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: “Fringe” (3.3 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Undercover Boss” (1.9) 9 p.m. CBS: “CSI: NY” (10.6 million, 6.8/11)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.5 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (4.8 million, 3.3/5)
FOX: “Fringe” (3.0 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “Beauty and the Beast” rerun (885,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “CSI: NY” (1.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “Blue Bloods” (11.4 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.3 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “20/20” (4.3 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: (tie) “Blue Bloods” (1.5)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.