Fringe 3.15 Subject 13 Ratings

Fringe scored a preliminary 1.5 adults 18-49 and 4 million viewers – holding steady in the demo from last week. To be updated with the broadcast final rating.

Head past the jump for the Fringe season 3 ratings so far.

Fringe Season 3 Ratings So Far

  • 3.15 “Subject 13” – 1.5 adults 18-49 | 4.0 million viewers (prelim)
  • 3.14 “6B” – 1.5 adults 18-49 | 4.017 million viewers (final)
  • 3.13 “Immortality” – 1.4 adults 18-49 | 3.7 million viewers (final)
  • 3.12 “Concentrate And Ask Again” – 1.6 adults 18-49 | 4.3 million viewers (final)
  • 3.11 “Reciprocity” – 1.9 adults 18-49 | 4.53 million viewers (final)
  • 3.10 “The Firefly” – 1.9 adults 18-49 | 4.9 million viewers (final)
  • 3.09 “Marionette” – 1.7 adults 18-49 | 4.738 million viewers (final)
  • 3.08 “Entrada” – 1.8 adults 18-49 | 5.130 million viewers (final)
  • 3.07 “The Abducted” – 1.9 adults 18-49 | 4.846 million viewers (final)
  • 3.06 “6955kHz” – 1.7 adults 18-49 | 4.835 million viewers (final)
  • 3.05 “Amber 31422″ – 1.8 adults 18-49 | 4.804 million viewers (final)
  • 3.04: “Do Shapeshifters Dream of Electric Sheep?” – 2.0 adults 18-49 | 5.27 million viewers (final)
  • 3.03: “The Plateau” –  2.0 adults 18-49 | 5.19 million viewers (final)
  • 3.02: “The Box” – 1.9 adults 18-49 | 5.237 million viewers (final)
  • 3.01: “Olivia” – 2.2 adults 18-49 | 5.83 million viewers (final)

3.15 ratings: EW

Thanks to Harry and lena for sending the heads-up.


  1. Brandon says

    Thank god it didn’t go lower really.
    I’m sure with in Increase it would be better off but as long as Fringe doesn’t Drop anymore we should see a Season 4.

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  2. Oliver says

    For an episode that required viewers to have watched the previous one form last season, those are amazing numbers!

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  3. Isa says

    I was actually hoping for a 1.6 or 1.7, but considering it was an episode without the main couple (at least without their adult versions) it’s good. I mean, what show could do something like that and not lose vierwers?

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  4. Nick says

    It was the “Across the Sea” of Fringe, but so much :) Seriously, I think its def in favor of a renewal now. If it had gone down again, it would have prob been bad, but it didnt! Im excited.

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    • kidentropia says

      hahahaha, i was thinking the same when i watched it yesterday for the first time! xD but, i´m going to go on a limb here (even though i am, and will always be, a completely loyal lostie) and say that subject 13 was superior to across the sea, in the sense that it works incredibly well as a standalone story: and yes, i know this is by no means a standalone; it´s deeply mythological. but the way the information is given to us, the way the characters act, the emotions they convey, the complex psychological and emotional implications, make it stand by itself as part of the fringe story.
      and, even with the retcon issues, it helps us connect emotionally, even more so, with the characters. so, in the end, flaws and all, it was a triumph.
      and, speaking of continuity, what if they never explain why peter/olivia don´t remember having met? would it be so bad? i mean, think about it: what possible explanation could they give? trauma induced amnesia/PTSD? a super powerful amnezia-inducing drug? hypnotherapy? i believe they should leave it as is. i know it´s a touchy subject; i know the main complaint of fans about the episode is this amnesia thing: but let´s take a leap of faith; let´s broaden (even more so) our suspension of disbelief, in favor of an extremely powerful story. we losties did it a lot during lost; let´s do it with fringe.

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      • alexis says

        i assume there will be another flashback episode eventually. they have to explain the memory loss, it’s an important enough event not to leave it unexplained! in “dream logic” peter says that when he was young he used to have night terrors and walter taught him how to forget them. that could be relevant. and we know that around that time olivia shot her stepdad, which could be conected too. also, nick told olivia that they meant for them to forget, so they must have done something to the cortexikids.

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        • Darth Kate says

          yeah, walter definitely did something to make them forget. the question is: what? im guessing some sort of hypnotic suggestion

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  5. Dylan says


    The show is struggling a wee bit. Perhaps if it had something to keep viewer’s attention over that over programme, Supernatural. I wonder if some plot progression would suffice?

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  6. LS says

    this is my first post but have been following the site since last year. I am from Malaysia so the fans here can’t do much about the ratings. Fringe is a great show, and it baffles me why its not pulling in the numbers it deserves compare to other shows. The DVR+3 shows that people still records them, and I don’t blame them, for Fringe is a show that you would want to watch again and again in your leisure to make sure you don’t miss the poignant moments and the details and clues. The cast is terriffic and their on screen chemistry is such a joy to watch. There are no irritating characters, plenty of drama and SCI-FI, great story full of twists and plots, what more could one ask for. I was intoduced to Fring by my friend in 2008 but did not follow the series until I bought the season 1 & 2 DVD’s last year. After that I was hooked. With some of the fans worry about continuity and the way the story is going, I really think because of the bar it has set itself in the past, we may be getting too anxious and expecting too much. Fringe is a show best appreciated when you watch the DVD’s without interruptions. All this in between breaks and worry about renewals is really making the fans not to be able to enjoy the show in peace. I believe the writers and producers do know what they are doing, and like they said, they are now planting the seed for future episodes. I think they have learnt their lesson in lost where it was somewhat rushed in the end and so many gaps and questions not answered leaving that “unfulfilled” feeling evem though it was suppose to have closure. The writers are taking their time in their story telling and it just like reading a book chapter by chapter. Fringe is not a 2 hr movie, so it has to be set up in a way they it is sustainable for many seasons to come. Everybody says what they like about Fringe is the human inter action and drama in between the sci-fi, so it is understandable some episodes resonates more with certain fans especially if their past experiences enable them to relate to those emotions while other may not. it is usual and you can’t satisfy everyone all the time. But its quality and standard has been very consistant even Peter and Olivia’s realtionship, because the 2 actors has such good chemistry and plus great acting, it is so much more believeable and unlike other shows where you would just cringe. You really feel the ups and downs in their journet with them and its difficult not to root for them in the end. I hope the fans in the US continue to support the show so that us fans all over the world can enjoy the show with you.

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  7. LS says

    apologies, have really enjoyed all the reviews and inputs, just further to add on is my take on the recent noises on how Peter and olivia’s relationship has been “draggy’ from episode 3.09 till now and how it is so unlike Olivia to be so “vulnerable” and “appears to be “wishy washy “. This is probably because the development of their relationship at this phase and juncture is critical in order for the story to evolve to the next chapter. I think the writers covered the stages of the meltdown well and realistic, Olivia ,after all she has been through in crossing over for Peter and finally made it back, only to find out the privacy of her life violated, angry and dissapointed with Peter for not being able to tell them apart, that feeling of betrayal again would just be gushing back ,just like in the pilot episode where she went through hell in saving John Scott ,her then supposedly true love, only to find out he was not what he seems to be. She lashes out at Peter, and then slowly degenerate into the feeling of self blame, maybe it was her fault, her incapability of opening up and let loose, doubting her self worth, not being good enough in compariosn with Fauxlivia. All this stages were brilliantly potrayed, and as for Peter, his own shame of being duped and played, his feelings manipulated and not being there for Olivia when she needed him most, so apparent as the first word he uttered to her at the hospital was ” I am sorry “. After another silent “I am sorry ” at the garden there was nothing much else he could do, but to give Olivia the space and time for her to come to terms and finally acceptance. Many were in the opinion Peter did not deserve Olivia’s trust and love so soon and he needed to do much more, but i think if he tried too much in trying to make up to Olivia, it would have pushed her away even more. Whatever he do at that time and not letting Olivia go through the phases she needed would be more damaging. I think he did the right thing of just lying low and let the storm passes through, and be there for her when she is ready to face him and talk things through, which eventually they did. afterall the producers did say thet this was a period of self actualisation for the characters, and we just need to be patient to let the story unfolds which later will help to connect the dots.

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    • Nathan says

      I think the key to the Peter and oliva
      relationship can be seen In this ep. Olivia
      powers are brought on by that unique mix
      of love and fear.

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  8. svnsilver says

    They’re just making predictions based on data gathered over the years. The first two 1.9’s on Fridays put the show’s chances at likely to be renewed. Those ratings weren’t expected.

    It’s true that the show is standing on uncertain ground, to what degree is speculation. Another season would be a blessing; the show has so much to explore and answer.

    Once viewers are aware of how ratings work and keep tabs on them, it makes it harder to invest in new shows and takes some enjoyment away from struggling shows. I wish networks had a running habit of giving shows a 1-2 episode series finales in the event of ratings blunders. Especially for longer running series. It would garner great reputation with the viewers and benefit new coming shows. This would benefit older; both encourage viewers to jump on board struggling shows, and discourage current viewers from jumping ship if they learn of a show struggling. No huge cliffhanger series finales and important questions answered.

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  9. Claudio says

    They’re all about numbers only, always. It’s their own scale which is not an indication of anything. And in order not to freak out about some guy’s personal scale on some site, I decided to stay away of such sites until the networks announce themselves their renewals and all that. I’d suggest all Fringe fans to do the same.

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