Well, first things first – Happy Valentine’s Day. And someone must be getting at least half a dozen roses over at ABC as the network won Friday among adults 18-49 for the 6th week in a row last night with a 1.3/5 rating. While things were a little quieter last night than recent Fridays in terms of who was tuning in, part of ABC’s demo win had to do with the annual Be My Valentine Charlie Brown (1.0/4) special holding even among the demo from 2014. With no Olympics competition this year, the special did see a rise among viewers to its best result in 5-years with 4.5 million watching. Probably a little love is in the air at CBS also as they topped the night in total overall viewers once again, this time with an audience of 9.76 million.
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For all the Valentine’s air kissing for the networks that won the night, it turned out not to be much of a Friday the 13 for NBC’s Constantine (0.8/3) as the end finally arrived. At least it was a numbing finale pain to some degree for the last episode of the low rated 13-episode show’s first season run. Despite Hellblazer being one of the most successful and revered comics owned by DC Comics, the small screen adaptation never caught fire for the demon detective or NBC. Tied for last place with Fox’s World’s Funniest Fails (0.8/3) in its time slot, last night’s ‘Waiting For The Man” episode of Constantine was at least even with last week and the week before that in the key demo. Having said that, it did grow 6% among viewers to 3.13 million. Now, there’s no official word that the show won’t be back for a second season – but put it this way, since the revelation last November that Constantine was going to cease production after 13 episodes there hasn’t been any word it will be either. The rest of NBC’s relatively unpretty Valentine’s saw Grimm (1.1/4) slip 8% from last week and Dateline dip 9%.
While it was the demo winner last night ABC did have a slightly unsteady Friday with Shark Tank (1.8/6) stumbling 9% down from last week even though it was the highest rated show of the night. Lead-out 20/20 (1.2/4) remained even with its February 6th broadcast. Remaining even would not have been a good outcome, Friday the 13th or not, for Fox’s Glee (0.6/5) after the series low of last week. While they weren’t hitting high notes over there, the series did see a rise of a tenth from its February 6 show. The same could not be said of lead-in World’s Funniest Fails – the recently expanded freshman remained even with its low of last week.
CBS saw some slippage for the first part of its Friday primetime with Undercover Boss (1.2/5) and Hawaii Five-O (1.1/4) down 7% and 15% respectively from last week. Still the night ended on a stable footing for the net with Blue Bloods (1.3/5) even with last week. As usual, Blue Bloods was the most watched show of the night. The Tom Selleck led family NYPD drama had 11.26 million viewers, down 60,000 from last week.
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