Another Friday with mostly minor adjustments of a tenth of a 18-49 rating. CBS’ 10 PM drama Blue Bloods (1.7/5 in adults 18-49, 10.9 million viewers) posted the biggest drop from last week — two tenths in 18-49. It was still the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night, tied in 18-49 with another CBS drama, veteran CSI: NY (1.7/5, 10 million). The third CBS drama of the night, rookie A Gifted Man (1.3/5, 7.8 million), was up a tenth in the demo after being stuck at a 1.2 for the past two weeks. CBS (1.6/5, 9.6) once again won the night in 18-49. Fox’s Kitchen Nightmares (1.4/5, 3.6 million) was down a tenth from last week’s fast national 18-49 rating (two tenths from the final). Fringe (1.2/4, 3.1 million) was down a tenth. Fox (1.3/4, 3.7 million) finished second for the night in 18-49, tied with Univision.
It was a pretty encouraging sampling for the premiere two episodes of ABC’s Last Man Standing, which drew a 1.3/5, 4.9 million and a 1.4, 4.9 million from 8-9 PM, with the second episode tying Kitchen Nightmares as the third-highest-rated program of the night in 18-49. The Last Man Standing rerun also attracted larger audiences than any non-CBS program last night. As a commenter smartly pointed out, this bodes well for ABC topper Paul Lee’s idea to bring back ABC’s TGIF Friday family comedy block. Following a Modern Family (1.3/4, 3.7 million) repeat, which also did very well, and a Suburgatory (1.1/3, 3.1 million) rerun, ABC aired 20/20 (1.2/4, 4.7 million), up an tenth in the demo from last week. Also up a tenth was NBC’s Dateline (1.5/5).