TV ratings: 'Grimm' and 'Shark Tank' rise, CBS stays on top Friday
Friday's Nielsen ratings were up slightly over last week, with "Grimm," "Shark Tank" and "CSI: NY" and "Blue Bloods" all posting small gains. "Supernatural" and "Nikita" also rose slightly in viewers, although they stayed flat among adults 18-49. "Fringe" was also steady in 18-49 but dipped slightly in viewers.
As it does most weeks, CBS led in total viewers by a wide margin, averaging 10.3 million people and a 6.7 rating/11 share in households. NBC (5.3 million, 3.4/6) took second, just ahead of ABC (5.2 million, 3.4/6). FOX came in fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 2.0/3, and The CW (1.65 million, 1.0/2) trailed.
CBS also led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.6 rating, edging ABC's 1.5. NBC (1.4) and FOX (1.3) followed closely behind, while The CW scored a 0.6 in the demo.