The first Friday of Daylight Savings ended the week nicely for CBS with the network taking the top spots of the night. The Eye was No. 1 among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4 rating and No. 1 in total viewers with 9.300 million watching. While CBS’ lineup commonly delivers a viewership victory, that’s the second Friday demo win in row for the network.
While CBS had ACC College Basketball tournament preemptions in several smaller markets last night, part of that 18-49 score had to come from the strong performance of The Amazing Race (1.5/9). With the search for screwdrivers in Bangkok and the feeding of a certain cat, the fourth week of the competition series’ 26th Season raced ahead 25% from last week’s result – which was a 9% bop up from the week before. CBS kept up a good pace the rest of the night with both Hawaii Five-O (1.3/5) and Blue Bloods (1.5/5) up 8% and 7% from their March 6 shows. The latter was once again the most watched show of Friday’s primetime with 11.29 million tuning in to Tom Selleck and his TV cop clan.
With TAR easily taking the lead in its 8 PM slot, rivals Last Man Standing (1.2/5) and World’s Funniest Fails (0.8/3) were down 14% from its last original two weeks ago and even with last week respectively. A new Dateline (1.2/4) from 9 to 11 PM was the only original on NBC last night with the news mag show pretty steady with a 7% dip from March 6.
As World’s Funniest Fails was even, the penultimate episode of fellow Foxer Glee (0.7/2) actually rose up 16% from the previous week when it was even with the week before. After six seasons, Glee wraps up all that singing at William McKinley High and more next week. Of course, back in its regular 9 PM slot, ABC’s Shark Tank (1.8/6) was the top rated show of the night as it usually is. The entrepreneurial reality show was down 18% from its last original in its regular slot, which was a season high. Compared to last week’s 9 PM special, this week’s Shark Tank dipped 5%. The other parts of ABC’s night had comedy Cristela (1.0/4) even with its last original of two week ago and 10 PM’s 20/20 (1.1/4) down 15% from its last original.