There were good deeds and gifted programs on ABC’s comedies last night and some nice upticks too. Last Man Standing (1.3/4) and Cristela (1.0/4) were up 8% and 11% respectively among adults 18-49. A welcome change from the even and the drop the former and the latter were hit with on February 20 from the week before. LSM was the top scripted show of the night.
With a Shark Tank (1.2/4) repeat on last night, the real top spot of Friday’s primetime was 20/20 (1.3/4). While falling 18% from last week’s big big surge, the news mag series easily beat its fellow 10 PM time sloter, a repeat of Blue Bloods (0.7/3). Even in an encore, the CBS police drama was the 2nd most watched show of the night with an audience of 7.78 million. Still 8 PM’s LSM wasn’t far behind. The Tim Allen-led comedy had a total viewership of 7.25 million. ABC won the night for eighth Friday in a row among the key demo with a 1.2/4 rating. With 7.80 million total viewers, CBS was once again the most watched network on TV last night.
And, as usual, CBS had the most watched show of the night – though for once it wasn’t Blue Bloods. Though down 21% among the 18-49s from last week, Hawaii Five-O (1.1/4) pulled in 9.47 million viewers. The demo for lead-in The Amazing Race (1.1.4) was the same in the reality show’s season debut in its permanent time slot. Down a harsh 26% from its 90-minute Season 26 launched on February 25, last night’s TAM remained even with its Season 25 debut on September 26 last year, which was a Friday.
On Fox, both World’s Funniest Fails (0.8/3) and Glee (0.6/2) were even with last week, which means matching a low for the former. The CW’s Hart Of Dixie (0.4/2) was also even with its February 20 show. The only original on NBC on Friday was a 2-hour Dateline (1.2/4) at 9 PM. The news mag was up 19% from its last original on February 13.