There was little movement last night as ABC and CBS opted for mostly repeats on the Friday before the start of the February sweep.
NBC’s Constantine (0.9 in adults 18-49, 3.48 million viewers) showed signs of recovery from the scheduling move to 8 PM, which pushed the series’ ratings down by -20%. In its second airing in the new 8 PM slot, Constantine was up +13% (.1), drawing its largest audience since Nov. 21. NBC likely looked at Gotham‘s successful run at 8 PM as motivation for its decision to try out its own comic-book based series in the family friendly hour. At 9 PM, Grimm (1.2) held steady, while Deadline (1.3) is settling nicely in the 10 PM slot, up +30% from last week to deliver its best results since Dec. 19 and top ABC’s 20/20 in the hour (1.1, down -21%).
20/20 was hurt by the fact that its led-in was all reruns. Still, ABC’s 8-10 PM lineup showed very strong repeatability. Last Man Standing (1.0) and Cristela (0.9) were off only by .3 and .2, respectively, from their originals last week. An encore of Shark Tank (1.5) was still the top program of the night in 18-49.
CBS’ Undercover Boss (1.4) was even with last week, while Hawaii Five-0 (1.1) and Blue Bloods (1.0) were repeats. CBS, ABC and NBC finished tied for first place on the night (1.2).
Fox’s World’s Funniest Fails (1.0) and Glee (0.7) were even with last week. Hart of Dixie (0.5) ticked up a tenth, +25%, from last week, while Masters of Illusions (0.3) was on par.