Fox’s cult sci-fi drama Fringe bowed out last night with decent by Fringe standards numbers for its series finale. The two-hour closer (1.0/3 in adults 18-49, 3.1 million viewers) was up 25% from last week in 18-49, matching its last season finale in the demo. In total viewers, the final episode was up 3% from last week for a season high and Fringe‘s most watched episode in nearly a year.
The only other broadcast network to offer all-originals last night was CBS, which won Friday in 18-49 (1.7/5) and total viewers (10.5 million). Undercover Boss (1.9/6, 9.45 million) at 8 PM was up a tenth from last week in 18-49, matching its top demo rating of the season and hitting a season high in total viewers. With ABC’s Shark Tank in repeats, Undercover Boss was the top program of the night in 18-49. CSI: NY (1.6/5, 10.6 million) matched its 18-49 season high from last week. Blue Bloods (1.5/5, 11.5 million) was down a tenth in 18-49 while posting its largest audience of the season.
ABC’s comedies took a down turn. Last Man Standing (1.3/5) was off 13% from last week, Malibu Country (1.1/4) dropped 21%. Even in repeats, Shark Tank (1.5/4) was solid, ranking as ABC’s top program of the night in the demo and No.3 overall, tying an original of Blue Bloods. 20/20 (1.2/4) had a week-to-week drop to match its name — 20%.
NBC’s two-hour Dateline (1.2/4) was down 14% from last week. On The CW, Nikita (0.4/1) matched the 18-49 rating for its last original a month ago.