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TV Ratings: 'Grimm' finale up nearly a million viewers; CBS wins the night with reruns

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 18, 2012.The "Grimm" finale on NBC was up nearly a million over last week and won its timeslot in the 18-49 demo. The finale of "Nikita" was up slightly over last week's episode, while the finale of "Supernatural" was right on par with last week's episode. However, the winning program of the night was a rerun of "Blue Bloods" on CBS, though it was down nearly 4 million over last week.CBS won the night with an average of 5.4 million viewers and a 3.7 rating/7 share in households. NBC was close behind at 5.2 million viewers and a 3.4/6 share. ABC was third at 4.76 million, 3.1/6 and FOX was fourth at 2.0 million, 1.4/3. The CW trailed at 1.5 million, 1.0/2.In the 18-49 demographic, ABC and NBC tied at 1.3, followed by a CBS/FOX tie at 0.8 and the CW at 0.5. Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.NBC: "Who... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-grimm-finale-up-nearly-a-million-viewers-cbs-wins-the-night-with-reruns.html

Shark Tank Season 3 Finale 2012 – Locks, Gyms and Pit Bull

Shark Tank  Season 3 finale airs tonight Friday, May 18 2012 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: The Sharks start a feeding frenzy for a chance to go into the residential lock business with a man from Orlando, FL who invented a way to incorporate the common key into a mobile phone. Two fitness trainers  from Medina, OH hope to convince the Sharks their home gym is better since it provides nitrogen gas-pressured resistance. A young man from Trophy Club, TX asks the Sharks to invest in his age-defying products that were inspired by his older girlfriend. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/18/shark-tank-season-3-finale-2012-locks-gyms-and-pit-bull/  

"Shark Tank" Passes $4 Million In Total Investment Offers For The Season

ABC's hit Friday night series will return with a 22-episode fourth season. //www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2012/05/14/shark-tank-passes-4-million-in-total-investment-offers-for-the-season-927214/20120514sony01/

'Dancing With the Stars' and 'The Bachelor' renewed for 2012-13 along with 'Shark Tank'

In one of the less surprising series-pickup announcements of the past week, ABC has renewed its flagship unscripted series "Dancing With the Stars" and "The Bachelor" for next season."Shark Tank" will also be back in 2012-13, and for the first time it's getting a 22-episode season. The show has grown in the ratings this season and made ABC a little more competitive on Friday nights."DWTS" has taken a ratings tumble this spring, but both weekly shows are still in the Top 10 in viewers and post solid numbers among in the adults 18-49 demographic (3.5 on Mondays and 3.1 on Tuesdays for the season). "The Bachelor" was off some too, but its averages (8.85 million viewers and a 2.9 in 18-49) make it pretty much a no-brainer."Shark Tank," meanwhile, has had its best season this year, averaging 6 million viewers and a 1.8 rating in the demo. It regularly leads its Friday timeslot in adults... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/dancing-with-the-stars-and-the-bachelor-renewed-for-2012-13-along-with-shark-tank.html

'Dancing With the Stars,' 'The Bachelor' and 'Shark Tank' Renewed by ABC

"Dancing With the Stars," "The Bachelor" and the Mark Burnett-produced "Shark Tank" were greenlit for renewal by ABC on Thursday. The renewals hardly come as a surprise; "Dancing" and "The Bachelor" remain solid draws for the network, with "DWTS" frequently winning most-watched status against its competitors. Read More... //thewrap.com/deal-central/tv/article/dancing-stars-bachelor-and-shark-tank-renewed-abc-39416

Shark Tank Season 3 Episode 14

Shark Tank  Season 3 Episode 14  airs tonight Friday, April 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television  Network. Episode Synopsis: Emotions run high on both sides of the Tank when Billy Blanks, Jr., the once-homeless son of Tae Bo legend Billy Blanks, asks the Sharks to invest in his and his wife’s dance fitness program designed for all ages, shapes and sizes. A music producer from El Segundo , CA wants to convince the Sharks to add a rock band to their portfolios. Also: Two college students from Eugene, OR who started their flavored peanut butter business from their dorm room; and two guys from New York with what they believe is the next big trend in swimwear – interchangeable bikini wear. Plus, there’s a follow-up on Steve Gadlin from Evanston, IL and his I Want To Draw A Cat For You drawing business, which Mark invested in during Season 3, on "Shark Tank," FRIDAY, MAY 11 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/11/shark-tank-season-3-episode-14/  

TV Ratings: 'Blue Bloods' and 'CSI: NY' carry Friday night

Friday night was all about CBS crime dramas."Blue Bloods" and "CSI: NY" were the big winners of the evening with 10.1 million viewers and 9 million viewers respectively. Fan favorite (and recently renewed) "Fringe" held steady at 4.0 million viewers.In the eight o'clock hour, reality shows took the top spot. CBS's "Undercover Boss" narrowly beat out ABC's "Shark Tank" with 6.3 million and 6.0 million. At 9, "CSI: NY" held a 5 million viewer lead over any of it's competitors. At 10, the extreme parenting edition of "20/20" beat everyone with 5.2 million and took the top spot with the 18-49 crowd.Friday, May 4 was also the opening night of the first summer blockbuster, "The Avengers," which didn't help the ratings.Friday hour by hour: 8 p.m.FOX: "The Finder" (4.0 million viewers, 2.4/5 households)CBS: "Undercover Boss" (6.3 million, 4.0/8)ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.0 million, 3.8/7)NBC: "Who Do You Think You Are?" (4.9 million, 3.3/6)The CW: "Nikita" (1.3... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/05/tv-ratings-blue-bloods-and-csi-ny-carry-friday-night.html

TV Ratings: Lionel Richie special leads CBS to another Friday victory

Fast National ratings for Friday, April 13, 2012Even without their typical Friday night line-up, CBS had little difficulty winning the ratings battle. The network was led by the two-hour music special "ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends" which topped out at 8.2 million viewers (5.3/9) during the 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. hour.Overall, CBS averaged 7.4 million viewers with a 4.8 rating/8 share. ABC came in second with 5.2 million viewers (3.5/6). NBC finished third with 4.8 million (3.3/6). FOX was in fourth place (3.1 million, 2.0/3) and The CW came in last (941,000, 0.6/1).CBS and ABC tied for the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating, followed NBC (1.2), FOX (each with 0.9) and The CW (0.3). Ratings hour-by-hour:... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/tv-ratings-lionel-richie-special-leads-cbs-to-another-friday-victory.html

Shark Tank Season 3 Episode 11

Shark Tank  Season 3 Episode 11 airs tonight Friday, April 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: For the first time, an entrepreneur who walked away from a deal  returns to the Tank and is given another chance at the American  dream. During the revived negotiation that started in Season 2, James Martin from The Dalles, OR phones Jim Koch, co-founder of Samuel Adams beer, for advice on the Sharks’ latest offer to invest in Copa Di Vino, a plastic wine-in-a-cup business. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/04/13/shark-tank-season-3-episode-11/  

TV Ratings: CBS wins the night with NCAA basketball

CBS handily took the top spot on Saturday night (Mar. 31) with a night of NCAA basketball. The network averaged almost 15 million viewers with a 5.0 rating and a 15 share among 18-49 year olds. Their closest rival was ABC with 3 million and 0.9/3. Not even close.In the first hour of prime time, NCAA basketball nabbed almost 15.3 million viewers, a 5.0 rating and a 15 share, beating out a repeat of ABC's "Shark Tank" which took in 2.7 million, 0.8/4, FOX's "Cops" with 3.4 million, 1.1/4 and NBC's "Escape Routes" which got 1.1 million and 0.2/1.In the nine o'clock hour, basketball got 14.4 million viewer, 4.9 rating in the 18-49 demo and a 15 share. ABC's "My Extreme Affliction" got 2.8 million and 0.8/3. FOX's "Bones" repeat grabbed 2.6 million and 0.8/2. NBC's "The Firm" had 2 million viewers with a 0.3 and a 1 share.In the final hour, CBS won again... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/04/tv-ratings-cbs-wins-the-night-with-ncaa-basketball.html