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January 22nd, 2011, 08:50 AM
TV Ratings Friday: 'Fringe' Premieres Up, 'Kitchen Nightmares' Starts Well (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/01/22/tv-ratings-friday-fringe-premieres-up/79750)


Fringe (http://tvbythenumbers.com/fringe-fox)’s Friday premiere 1.9 adults 18-49 rating was a fraction above its Fall 18-49 average rating (1.88) and 12% above its latest new episode (1.7 adults 18-49, 12/9/10). That’s much better than most of our polled readers expected. (http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2011/01/21/fringe-friday-is-here-for-better-or-worse-guess-the-ratings-poll/79703) If it can maintain that level, I’d expect it to be renewed. That wasn’t the only good ratings news for Fox as the season premiere of Kitchen (http://tvbythenumbers.com/hell’s-kitchen-fox) Nightmares also scored a 1.9 adults 18-49 rating and Fox topped all broadcast networks among adults 18-49.

Commander Zelix
January 22nd, 2011, 10:58 AM


January 22nd, 2011, 12:34 PM
Keep in mind that Fringe only had good ratings because of no Supernatural so its audience was not split between the two. I say wait until next week to see how this does when Supernatural returns

January 22nd, 2011, 03:59 PM
It's true that it will be interesting to see what it does when both CSI NY and Supernatural are new, but still. This was a great start, and better than a lot of people expected I think. I'm hoping the show can hold on to these ratings or close to them. :)

the fifth man
January 22nd, 2011, 08:43 PM
We just have to take this one week at a time, and hope for the best.

January 23rd, 2011, 01:38 AM
Fringe and Supernatural didn't kill each other on Thursdays. I'm more worried about CSI: NY.

Homer 120
January 23rd, 2011, 11:13 AM
YES! Way to go FRINGE! Where are all the Friday night naysayers now? :P

January 23rd, 2011, 01:34 PM
I'm about to start borrowing sblade and stormtrooper's sigs.

January 23rd, 2011, 04:30 PM
Make it so. The more Olivia, the better :)

January 28th, 2011, 06:20 PM
Lets hope the ratings stay up this week!

the fifth man
January 28th, 2011, 08:50 PM
Lets hope the ratings stay up this week!

I certainly second that. What an episode it was too.

January 29th, 2011, 07:31 AM
While I did enjoy the episode...I do think it was the weakest one of the season...

January 30th, 2011, 07:13 PM
Some more good news...


For the most part, in the Renew/Cancel Index Bill is not prognosticating about what will happen in May, but rather what would happen by May if the season ended now. You can count on Fringe being listed as “likely to be renewed” in the Fox Renew/Cancel index, so long as Fringe is maintaining 70% of Fox’s average in adults 18-49 for scripted originals.

the fifth man
January 30th, 2011, 07:17 PM
I really hope these ratings numbers can remain steady.

February 3rd, 2011, 11:19 AM
I really hope these ratings numbers can remain steady.

Me too! We'll have to see what happens with Supernatural being on this week.