ABC (1.5/5 in adults 18-49, 4.9 million viewers) won Friday night among adults 18-49 with a consistent ratings performance, topping every night of primetime in the demo (including a tie with Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares at 8 PM). In the 8 PM hour, Shark Tank (1.5/6) hit a season high, up 25% from last week. Newsmagazines Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.4/4) and 20/20 (1.5/5) were flat.
After a four-week hiatus, the CW Friday lineup returned last night for Smallville‘s final five episodes. The veteran comic book-inspired drama (2.3 million, 1.0/3 in 18-49) was up 5% in viewers and 11% in 18-49 from its last original. Supernatural (2.2 million, 0.9/3 in 18-49) was also up 5% in viewers while down a tenth in 18-49.
In its third week, CBS’ Chaos (0.9/3) stopped the bleeding, even with last Friday. It tied as the lowest-rated program of the night with Supernatural and the final season premiere of Friday Night Lights (0.9/3) on NBC, which was down 25% from last season’s debut May 7. Back-to-back Datelines followed (1.2/4, 1.5/5).
After a three-week hiatus, Fox’s Fringe (1.3/4) returned down a tenth from its last original, while Kitchen Nightmares (1.5/6) was flat.