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Finale Ratings: 'Smallville' Rises, 'CSI: NY' Falls Slightly

May 16, 2011 01:42:45 GMT

The last episode of the long-running show is seen by almost 3 million viewers, making it the most-watched episode since last fall.


Finale Ratings: 'Smallville' Rises, 'CSI: NY' Falls Slightly
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"Smallville" rating has taken a huge leap for its finale. The two-hour episode aired on Friday, May 13 was watched by 2.97 million or up 49% from the last episode. It additionally soared 63% in the adults 18-49 demographic, posting a 1.3 rating.

Though it is not a season high, it marked the most-watched and highest-rated episode since last fall. In October 2010, The CW's sci-fi show drew in 3.2 million viewers with its 200th episode "Homecoming" in which Kristin Kreuk and Allison Mack returned as Lana and Chloe respectively.

Over at CBS, the network gained rating boost with "Flashpoint", "CSI: NY" and "Blue Bloods". "Flashpoint", which has just premiered its fourth season last week, gained 7.5 million viewers and 1.3 rating with its second episode.

Bubble show "CSI: NY" ended its seventh season with a steady 10.2 million viewers, but had a small dip in rating to 1.5, which is the lowest this year. Meanwhile, the first season finale of "Blue Bloods" attracted 11.4 million viewers and a 1.7 rating, rising 13% in the demo.

ABC's "Shark Tank" also gained more viewers for its finale too with 5 million viewers and 1.3 rating. NBC's "Friday Night Lights", however, was ranked as the lowest-rated show on broadcast on Friday night with 2.8 million viewers and 0.7 rating, dipping from last week.

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