csi ny nov 12 TV Ratings: CBS dramas win again, 'Grimm' succeeds in spite of obstaclesFast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 18, 2011

It’s starting to feel like a broken record, but certainly one the folks as CBS are interested in hearing. The drama block of “A Gifted Man,” “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods” propelled the network to another Friday night ratings victory.

Perhaps the biggest news is NBC’s “Grimm” and its success despite a challenging time slot and a disappointing lead in from “Chuck.” The show of dark fairy tales delivered 5.4 million viewers and tied for the 18-49 demo time slot title at 1.6.

CBS averaged 10.1 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share, easily beating their rivals. ABC secured second place with 5.2 viewers and a 3.4 rating/6
share. NBC followed (4.8 million, 3.1/5) with FOX (3.2 million, 2.0/3)
and CW (1.7 million, 1.1/2) in its familiar last place spot.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS won with a 1.6, followed by an NBC and ABC tie (1.3), FOX at 1.2 and The CW scoring a 0.7.

Friday hour by hour:
]]>8 p.m.

CBS: “A Gifted Man” (8.2 million, 5.4/9)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (4.7 million, 3.2/5)
“Kitchen Nightmares” (3.4 million viewers, 2.1/4 households)
NBC: “Chuck” (3.2 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: “Kitchen Nightmares” (1.4)
9 p.m. CBS: “CSI: NY” (9.9 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Grimm” (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: “Fringe” (2.9 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” (1.5 million, 0.9/2) 18-49 leader: “Grimm” and “CSI: NY” (1.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “Blue Bloods” (12.2 million, 7.6/13)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.7 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: “20/20” (5.0 million, 3.4/6) 18-49 leader: “Blue Bloods” (2.0) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:David Eckstein