TV ratings: CBS leads with 'Blue Bloods' (and without 'Made in Jersey'), while ABC's 'Shark Tank' nabs key demo

tom-selleck-blue-bloods-season-2.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 12, 2012

Even after dumping "Made in Jersey," CBS led Friday night in overall viewers. ABC attracted the younger audiences though, with "Shark Tank" garnering the largest share of the key 18-49 demo.

"Fringe," meanwhile, underperformed for FOX, with its lowest audience numbers of the season.

Bumping "CSI: New York" to "Jersey's" 9 p.m. slot and airing an "NCIS" rerun at 8 p.m., CBS averaged 9.1 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share in households, followed by ABC at 5.2 million and a 3.5/6. NBC was third at 4.3 million and a 3.0/5, FOX was fourth with 2.5 million viewers and a 1.6/3 and the CW showed a significant bump over last week with 1.7 million and a 1.1/2.

ABC led the adults 18-49 demo with 1.5. NBC and CBS tied for the second spot with a 1.3, while FOX followed at 0.9 and the CW earned a 0.5.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.


CBS:
"NCIS " rerun (7.4 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.2 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "The Voice" rerun (3.3 million, 2.3/4)
FOX: "The X Factor" rerun (2.4 million,1.5/3)
The CW: "Arrow" rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (1.7)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: New York" (9.3 million, 6.2/10 households)
NBC: ""Grimm" (4.9 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.8 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: "Fringe" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Beauty and the Beast" rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: "Grimm" (1.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Blue Bloods" (10.3 million, 6.8/12 households)
ABC: "20/20" (4.8 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.4 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: " Blue Bloods" and "Dateline" (tie) (1.4)

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

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