Fox won Friday night with adults 18-49 and 18-34. In its second Friday, Fringe once again averaged a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 even though its lead in, Kitchen Nightmares was down two tenths from last week to a 1.7 rating with adults 18-49.
It was a mish-mash Friday where other than Fox’s lineup, only Primetime What Would You Do?, 20/20 and Dateline NBC were originals.
Some CW fans were very upset that the CW changed the schedule on Thursday afternoon to delay the returns of originals of Smallville and Supernatural by a week, instead opting for a variety of reasons to air encores of Thursday’s The Vampire Diaries (0.6 adults 18-49 rating in the repeat) and Nikita (0.4 adults 18-49 rating) on Friday night.
Some of those fans were even more upset once they saw that CW’s fears around American Idol and some local preemptions didn’t come to pass and The Vampire Diaries and Nikita had a strong Thursday outing. Look for more outrage from DVR viewers who got repeats of The Vampire Diaries and Nikita instead of Smallville and Supernatural. My series recording settings for Supernatural on my DVR (Comcast) did indeed pick up Nikita. The perils of last minute schedule changes.