FRINGE 4.11 Making Angels Ratings


The preliminary ratings are in for Fringe 4.11 “Making Angels” — but how do the numbers stack up?

After a slight uptick last week, Fringe dipped back to a 1.1 rating in the key demographic, with 3,186,000 viewers.

UPDATE: Adjusted up to 1.2 rating in the final calculations.

Fringe Season 4 Ratings So Far:
4.11 — 3.20 million | 1.2 adults 18-49 (final)
4.10 — 3.33 million | 1.2 adults 18-49 (final)
4.09 — 3.19 million | 1.1 adults 18-49 (final)
4.08 — 2.88 million | 1.1 adults 18-49 (final)
4.07 — 2.88 million | 1.1 adults 18-49 (final)
4.06 — 3.03 million | 1.1 adults 18-49 (final)
4.05 — 3.21 million | 1.3 adults 18-49 (final)
4.04 — 3.14 million | 1.2 adults 18-49 (final)
4.03 — 3.18 million | 1.3 adults 18-49 (final)
4.02 — 3.05 million | 1.2 adults 18-49 (final)
4.01 — 3.5 million | 1.5 adults 18-49 (final)

Source: Masked Scheduler


  1. Ian Smyth says

    Another dip :( At least it didn’t go down that much, only about a hundred thousand people or so. Next week’s episode looks very strong. Let’s hope for a 1.2 or 1.3 for Welcome to Westfield!

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  2. JM says

    Atleast the viewers didnt go below 3 million, i think as well as the many episodes in a row weve had, i think the quality of the last episode impacts how many fans bother to tune in live the next friday, as showed by the latest episodes.

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    • Ian S. says

      I agree completely. If the last episode is strong and well done, people expect the next episode to be the same, if not better, so they decide it’s worth watching live. However, on Fringe this season, that’s not usually the case.

      Hopefully most of the fans agree that ‘Making Angels’ was indeed strong and well done, and will tune in to ‘Welcome to Westfield’ thinking it will be too. This show just cannot afford to air weaker episodes after stronger ones now. I think the ratings will only improve if they keep the writing, mythology, and acting consistent if not better each consecutive episode.

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      • Lincless says

        I actually think the cliffhanger is much more important than the episode in general.
        People expect continuation after a cliffhanger, but Fringe unfortunately NEVER follows up on a cliffhanger properly. This leads to a certain degree of disappointment and people conclude they lose nothing with DVR viewings.

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    • Red Balloon says

      I don’t believe that’s accurate, since tuning in doesn’t count, but staying and watching the entire hour. The truth of the matter is that most fans are happy with standalone episodes and the mythalone ones are the ones that they prefer to watch on DVR because of the heavy aspects.

      If what you’re saying is the case, then you would have to count epis 8 and 9 in that “row” too for contributing to the fall.

      I think the ratings speaks of the episode alone, in terms of the audience staying watching the entire hour, not depending on the one last week. You can see 15 min. and make the decision to change to another channel and watch it latter. That’s why standalone episodes have been the most successful in ratings, because the story-monster of the week that Fringe offers compared to other channels, are pretty entertaining ones and well executed.

      The important thing that I’ve noticed this season, is that we’ve been very consistent in the total ratings averaging 2.1. Season 3 we ended on 2.2 (DVR+7), so this isn’t bad at all, but it could be better, and I hope it will.

      SD / DVR +3 / DVR + 7

      401 Neither Here Nor There 3.50 mill. 1.5 2.1 2.3
      402 One Night In October 3.14 mill. 1.2 1.8 2.0
      403 Alone in the World 3.24 mill. 1.3 2.0 2.1
      404 Subject 9 3.16 mill. 1.2 1.8 2.0
      405 Novation 3.28 mill. 1.3 1.8 2.1
      406 And Those We’ve Left 3.07 mill 1.1 1.8 2.0
      407 Wallflower 2.874 mill. 1.1 1.8 2.1
      408 Back To Where You 2.888 mill. 1.1 1.8 *
      Never Been
      409 Enemy of my Enemy 3.185 mill. 1.1 1.9 *
      410 Forced Perspective 3.373 mill. 1.2 1.9 *
      411 Making Angels 3.186 mill 1.1 * *

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      • Ian S. says

        I’m not sure about you, but I can’t remember the last time I flipped through TV to find something to watch on primetime hours. If I’m watching TV at 9:00 on a weekday, I’m watching for something specific. Almost everyone I know that watches TV watches it for something specific, not to just flip around and find something they’ve never watched and decided to watch it, especially on a Friday night.

        The people who watch Fringe Friday’s at 9:00 are the fans of Fringe who watch it that time for a reason. I doubt you’ll be finding someone just flipping channels on a Friday night and decide to watch some Fringe. For other, more procedural shows, that might happen a bit, but for Fringe I doubt that really happens.

        The numbers we get are the fans that watch. I just wish more fans would watch live instead of DVR. I know people are busy, but this show really needs those live viewers that would bring it up to a 2.0

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        • Red Balloon says

          You are right, this is the fan base, but I’m thinking/speaking of the fans who’s Fringe isn’t the only show they watch on Friday…Grimm, Supernatural, even CSI NY…or on a fewer level the ones that choose to go out and watch later on DVR.

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  3. FringeCharacter says

    Economics play a factor with live TV watching on a Friday night. First Friday of the month – everyone just got paid…

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    • says

      Occam’s Razor. That is the most uncomplicated and practical response to the lack of Friday viewership (on any network). On that same theory, let’s be honest B.K. (before kids), my husband and I were out on Friday nights. Now we’re home most Friday evenings, and if not for Fringe, we wouldn’t even have the TV on.

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  4. ApplesBananasRhinoceros says

    We had a slight uptick in last week’s episode, which was a weaker one in my opinion, and maybe those new people decided that based on what they saw last week wouldn’t tune in to this one. Sigh. I agree, they cannot afford any weaker episodes, they have to go out strong and this is also February sweeps, so they better bring the big guns!

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  5. Sofia says

    Enemy of my Enemy was so good and it brought more people to next episode, which one they should have done something more appealing than a case of the week (Forced Perspective).
    Because of that, the awesome episode Making Angels, didn’t go so well as it deserved.

    Please showrunners, you already have the answer from your audience: We want mythology. When you do that, people come back!

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  6. robert ariadne says

    Fellow Fringe fans: If you are looking for someone to blame for the drop from 1.2 to 1.1, please blame me. I did not watch it live.

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  7. epoh says

    Thankfully the ratings were adjusted up to a 1.2 for this episode. Hopefully we can get it to 1.3 (or higher) in the coming weeks.

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