There was a lot of movement last night. CBS returned to originals, with all programs exceeding their most recent deliveries. Undercover Boss (1.7) continues to show resilience, up a tenth from its last original two weeks ago and drawing its largest audience (9.23 million) in a year. The reality series was also up when it returned from a monthlong hiatus two weeks ago only to be pre-empted again last Friday. The lack of drama competition on NBC boosted CBS’ procedurals. Hawaii Five-0 (1.7, up 13%, 11.13 million) posted season highs in 18-49 and total viewers. CBS would love to see those numbers at 10 PM on Monday where Hawaii‘s successors Hostages and Intelligence have grossly underperformed. Blue Bloods (1.6, up 14%, 12.79 million) delivered its largest audience since the series premiere three and a half years ago.
CBS won the night in total viewers (11.05) but was edged by ABC (1.7 to 1.6) in adults 18-49, which was paced again by Shark Tank (2.1). Down a tenth from last week’s season high, the reality series again ranked as the top program on Friday in 18-49. ABC’s comedies Last Man Standing (1.5) and The Neighbors (1.1) were both up, by 7% (Last Man) to tie a season high and by a whopping 38% (Neighbors) to post its best result since the season premiere . 20/20 (1.7) fell 11% from last week’s season high. After surging to a 1.0 18-49 in its move to 9 PM last week, new Fox comedy Enlisted retreated 20% to a 0.8 last night, still a second-best result for the midseason entry. The entire Fox lineup was down from last week, with recently renewed 8 PM anchor Bones (1.6) off by 11%, Raising Hope (0.6) down by 25%. NBC aired a Hollywood Game Night repeat and two-hour Dateline (1.2). The season and likely series finale of the CW’s The Carrie Diaries logged a 0.4, up a tenth from last week.