FRINGE Ratings Nearly Unchanged by Friday Time Slot

     January 22, 2011


If last night is any indication of its future viewership, then Fox’s Fringe should be in good shape going forward.  Last night, J.J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, and Bob Orci’s sci-fi series debuted in its “death sentence” Friday time slot to a viewership almost identical to its previous Thursday numbers.  Per InsideTV, the episode entitled “The Firefly” garnered 4.9 million viewers with 1.9 of those belonging to the preliminary adults 18-49 mold.  In fact, Fox’s coupling of Fringe and Kitchen Nightmares made it the top network among the 18-49 demographic.

For the sake of comparison, if we take Fringe‘s 18-49 numbers from last night (1.9) and pit them against their latest numbers from the fall (1.7, according to TV by the Numbers), we see that the show not only held its own in the Friday death slot but it somehow managed to increase viewership.  Of course, depending on your feelings toward the show, you’re either saying “way to hold strong” or “you’re just delaying the inevitable.”  Regardless, right now the ghost of Joss Whedon’s late Firefly is smiling.

Around The Web


HANNIBAL Season 4: Bryan Fuller “Investigating Possibilities” After Netflix, Amazon Pass

Is the show doomed to only live on in our mind palaces?

THE WALKING DEAD Season 6 Plot Details Teased by Showrunner Scott M. Gimple

AMC's 'The Walking Dead' will stop by San Diego Comic-Con before returning to television this fall.

PENNY DREADFUL Season 2 Finale Postmortem: Embracing a Dark Fate

“And They Were Enemies” capped off what has truly been an exceptional season.

CHRIS TUCKER LIVE Trailer and Poster Tease Netflix Stand-Up Special

The comedic actor, famous for Rush Hour and Jackie Brown, discusses marriage and his appearance in one of the late Michael Jackson's music videos.

Watch the Best DAREDEVIL Fight Scenes Ranked

From the famous hallway scene to the climactic Kingpin showdown, count down the best of the Marvel's Daredevil fight sequences.

POLDARK: Eleanor Tomlinson on DOWNTON ABBEY Comparisons, the Original Series, More

The actress discusses working with Aiden Turner and the prospect of future seasons of the new Masterpiece series on PBS.

Weekly TV Guide: Shark Week, Masters of Sex Premiere, Rectify, and More

This big premiere week also includes season and series bows from The Strain, Why? with Hannibal Buress, Ray Donovan, and Key & Peele

RECTIFY Season 3 Review: Ray McKinnon’s Southern Drama Is Exquisite as Ever

The series returns to SundanceTV Thursday, July 9th at 10 p.m. ET

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Recap: “Don’t Make Me Come Back There” & “Trust No Bitch”

Who wants to take a dip in the freedom lake?

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS TV Show Trailer Teases Lemony Snicket on Netflix [Updated]

Something unfortunate is coming ... and it looks fantastic.

Page 1 of 71012345...102030...Last »