FRINGE: 4.16 Nothing As It Seems Ratings


The early ratings are in for “Nothing As It Seems” — but how do the numbers stack up?

Fringe leapt to a 1.2 in the 18-49 demo with 3,112,000 viewers.

Fringe Season 4 Ratings So Far..
4.16 — 3.11 million | 1.2 adults 18-49 (prelim)
4.15 — 2.9 million | 0.9 adults 18-49 (final)
4.14 — 3.10 million | 1.2 adults 18-49 (final)
4.13 — 3.00 million | 1.1 adults 18-49 (final)
4.12 —  3.05 million |  1.1 adults 18-49 (final)
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. Alt-Charles says

    It had to have been The Hunger Games last Friday.
    That, and coming off of hiatus.

    Hopefully we can get to a 1.3 next week!

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  2. says

    The title says it all: “Nothing As It Seems”.
    If the ratings are up again, we can look forward to (hopefully) a quick confirmation on S5.
    Hey: it’s Fringe! :)

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  3. Lincless says

    Wow, I never expected a 1.2! Great!
    That’s only 0.3 worse than Alcatraz and Alcatraz is on a premium slot!

    Please just NO adjustment!

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  4. nora says

    Hallelujah!!! *sigh of relieve* Now can I have a Season 5 for my birthday? Please, God? (It’s on May 6th…) THAT would be PERFECT…

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  5. Oliver says

    Besides any Huger Games… I think that the really good quality of the previous ep. has something to do with the increased rates of this one.

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  6. sajib says

    There is a certain grittiness to Fringe that you have to admire. Every week for the past season and a bit it has been living on the knife-edge of being cancelled. Yet it continues to defy the odds, like an underdog with a never-say-die attitude. The cast and writers have to be some of the most mentally strong people that I’ve ever seen. I’m sure in the back of their minds, they wonder what more they can do to get the ratings up for their beloved show, but their ability to shut that out of their mind and continue to produce quality perfomances has to be lauded.
    Whats even more amazing is our hardcore fanbase. Inspite of the ratings, we always try to exuberate a sense of optimism and positivity enjoy the show as much as we can.

    I know we havent got a season 5 yet or if we ever will, but whatever happens, Fringe deserves to not only be recognised as a show of the highest quality but of a show that has done the hard yards to earn the hearts and adulation of fans continuously for four seasons. And this in an age where people didnt hold high hopes for the long term survival of serialized genre programs. For this reason, Fringe should be celebrated.

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      • Ian S. says

        Well said well said :’) I wish we could do a big campaign (from maybe Fringenuity) to get all the fans who normally DVR to watch it live on episode 19 or the finale, to show Fox that we are all here!!!

        Hoping for a 1.5 or above for the finale!

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        • Sajib says

          Thanks for the kind words guy :). I know there are people from other shows who would hear about our ratings and permit themselves a little snigger. But the fact of the matter is that we care about the show so much that any sort of good news through these difficult times has to gladden the heart. Fringe may not get the recognition it deserves come the end of the series but I hope a few years down the track people see it for the precious gem it was. Either that, or that it’s racking up the awards in the alternate universe :p

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  7. Robert Ariadne says

    See. No Hunger Games, no basketball, a GOOD episode this time; and we’re back in the running. Let’s keep up the good work.

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  8. Jason says

    It was Hunger Games AND March Madness… Neither this time… And coming into the homestretch here I gotta believe fans will watch live regardless of whatever movies are slated for release the next 6 weeks…

    I don’t wanna jinx anything, but I feel more optimistic than pessimistic at this point, if only because Warner Brothers has a growing brand on their hands here… Or, at least they’ve got something with growing brand equity…

    That and the cancellations of House (whose brand equity clearly expired with main characters literally vanishing) and Terra Nova, which was SUPPOSED to be a flashy serialized mass-appeal sci-fi vehicle for FOX… Didn’t happen… And yet Fringe CONTINUES to somehow 1) survive (barely) in the Friday graveyard; 2) reliably demonstrate its loyal fan base as evidenced by DVR numbers; and 3) sustain obvious fan enthusiasm on sites like this, and with their continued presence at Cons… Not to mention critics really, really like it too…

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  9. Super_Evie says

    Couldn’t Fringe do more product placement advertising to make Fox more money? I don’t mind that at all. Show the label of the wine bottle when Peter pours Olivia a glass….
    Have a clear label of the beer that Walter had for Peter’s 21st birthday…..
    Use real airlines….
    Lincoln could mention the brand of his glasses..
    Heck, have branded peacoats…
    Then Fox can put links on their website to the advertisers.

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    • mlj102 says

      I don’t understand all the intricacies of ratings, but here’s a basic summary:

      The ratings for last night (1.2 demographic) are good considering that it was an improvement from last week and it’s average (maybe a close to above average) for the ratings Fringe has gotten this season. It’s also good considering we’re talking about Friday night (which consistently tends to have lower ratings than other nights) and when you compare it to the ratings from other shows from last night.

      That said, a 1.2 is really not all that great. Really, once a show is getting below a 2.0, it’s looking pretty bad and the show is typically considered in danger of cancellation because it’s simply not pulling the kinds of numbers that mean it is earning money for the network or helping the network to rank higher than competing networks. A show needs to deliver substantial ratings for a network to be able to justify continuing to invest in that show.

      It’s a matter of perspective. No, 1.2 is not good. But when you consider the factors involved, Fringe getting a 1.2 last night is something to be happy about.

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  10. dendu says

    Fringe had the same key demo rating (1.2) as Kitchen Nightmares, and Grimm! :) Ooo happy daaay! Renew Fringe already!!?

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  11. matt says

    didnt know where else to put this: did anyone else notice the advert for “escape from terra”? I’d never heard of it, what’s it all about/what’s up with that Rocco? FRINGE related or just comic cool?

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