fringe s5 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Fringe' and 'Made in Jersey' open quietly Friday as CBS leads the nightFast National ratings for Friday, Sept. 28, 2012

CBS had a pretty solid premiere Friday in viewers, although its new series “Made in Jersey” opened somewhat softly, falling short of the premiere of “A Gifted Man” last year.

Elsewhere, “Grimm” scored the night’s best adults 18-49 rating — although it was only a 1.6 — and “Fringe” began its final season with a smaller audience than last year’s premiere.

CBS averaged 9.25 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share in households Friday night, leading the field by better than 4 million viewers. ABC (4.7 million, 3.1/6) came in second, beating NBC’s 4.3 million viewers and 2.9/5. FOX (3.2 million, 2.1/4) took fourth.  The CW brought in a little over 900,000 viewers and a 0.6/1.

The adults 18-49 numbers were pretty meager across the board. ABC and CBS tied for the lead at 1.3. NBC was right behind at 1.2, and FOX posted a 1.1 in the demographic. The CW came in at 0.3.

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “CSI: NY” season premiere (9 million viewers, 5.9/11 households)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.9 million, 3.9/7)
FOX: “The X Factor” rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/4)
NBC: “Grimm” rerun (2.8 million, 2.0/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.5) 9 p.m. CBS: “Made in Jersey” season premiere (7.7 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “Grimm” (5.3 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: “Last Resort” rerun (4 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: “Fringe” season premiere (3.2 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Nikita” rerun (633,000, 0.4/1) 18-49 leader: “Grimm” (1.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “Blue Bloods” season premiere (11 million, 7.1/13)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.8 million, 3.3/6)
ABC: “20/20” (4.2 million, 2.9/5) 18-49 leader: “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. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter