There were no finales but there was a bit of network déjà vu last night as CBS and ABC once again were tied for the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 1.1/4 rating – just like they were on April 8. And, like last week, with a slight decline, the House of Moonves was Number #1 in overall viewership with 8.01 million watching.
As is common most Fridays, that viewership victory was thanks to Blue Bloods (1.3/4) and its commanding audience of 10.16 million last night. Rising 8% in the key demo over its April 8 show, the NYPD family drama was the most watched show of the night. Blue Bloods was also tied again with ABC’s Shark Tank (1.3/4), which was up a tenth, to be the top rated show of Friday’s primetime as well.
Otherwise CBS saw The Amazing Race (0.9/4) down 10% and Hawaii Five-O (1.1/4) even with last week. On ABC, comedies Last Man Standing (1.1/4) and Dr. Ken (1.0/4) both ticked up 10% and 11% respectively. For the on the bubble latter that’s the best demo result it has had in 6 weeks and a time slot win – which granted comes against a Hell’s Kitchen encore on Fox and an original Caught On Camera with Nick Cannon (0.6/2) which matched its repeat of last week.
ABC ended the night with 20/20 (1.0/4) slipping 9% in the 10 PM slot as rival news mag Dateline (1.0/4) rose 11% to its best 18-49 result since February 26.
It wasn’t exactly grim for Grimm (0.8/3) but the NBC drama did not have a great night with an 11% drop from last week, nearing some shaky demo territory. Matching a low, this is the third time this season that Grimm has hit a 0.8 rating. Even though it had a repeat as a lead-in, the 9 PM Hell’s Kitchen (0.9/3) actually rose a tenth from its April 6 show where the season finale of Sleepy Hollow was its predecessor.
On the CW, The Vampire Diaries (0.4/1) and The Originals (0.3/1) saw the former up 33% while the latter was the same as last week’s final numbers.