November 19, 2011

The Sked: FRIDAY RATINGS November 18

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Written by: Mitch Metcalf
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>Updated sweep standings and comparisons will be posted later.  In the meantime, a brief update.  Grimm has stabilized at a 1.6 rating, good for an NBC tie for first place at 9 pm.  Chuck, however, continues at a 0.9 rating (fourth place at 8 pm), and Dateline (1.5) is in second place at 10 pm.

CBS won Friday with a 1.6 rating from 8-11 pm.  A Gifted Man (1.3) finished in second at 8 pm, CSI: NY (1.6) tied for first with Grimm, and Blue Bloods (2.0) is the highest-rated show on the night and first at 10 pm.

ABC and FOX each tied for second place on the evening (with NBC) at a 1.3 rating.  ABC: Extreme Makeover Home Edition (1.1 for the 8 pm episode and 1.5 for the 9 pm hour) and 20/20 (1.4 at 10 pm).  FOX: Kitchen Nightmares (1.4) won the 8 pm hour but Fringe (1.1) fell to fourth place at 9 pm.

On The CW, a fairly typical night: Nikita (0.6) and Supernatural (0.7).

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.