Blue Bloods made its last collar for the season last week and last night the rest of CBS’ Friday line-up took their bow for now. There was a death, a near-death and a double dose on the Season 6 ender of Hawaii Five-O and of course a winner on The Amazing Race (1.0/4).
On the same night as the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors 103-91 on ESPN to take their NBA Playoffs series to a Game 7, the Season 28 ender of the couples competition series saw Dana Borriello and Matt Steffania take a victory lap. It also saw the show up 11% among adults 18-49 from last week. Finale-to-finale, TAR was even with its Season 27 finale of December 11, 2015 and down a tenth from its Season 26 ender of May 15 last year.
With a 1.1/4 rating and 7.65 million viewers, CBS won the night as the 9 PM (1.1/4) Five-O was even with its May 6 show. For the special 10 PM (1.2/5) episode, in what has been a fairly steady cycle, the tropical set series actually saw a rise of 9% in the demo from its Season 5 ender of May 8 last year. That 10 PM Five-O was also tied with 9 PM’s Shark Tank (1.2/5), which was even with last week, on ABC for the demo top spot on Friday.
Another finale over on The CW saw The Vampire Diaries (0.4/1) hark to a voice from its past with the sounds of former star Nina Dobrev. A voiceover by the actress was all TVD fans got for this season ender but the show rose 33% in the 18-49s over last week. It was the opposite in the demo gravity for Season 6 of TVD compared to its Season 5 finale of May 14, 2015. Last night’s ender was down 43% from last year’s finale, which aired on a Thursday against some repeats on half of the Big 4. As for lead-out The Originals (0.3/1), last night’s show was even with last week.
ABC saw Beyond The Tank (0.7/3) up 17% in the demo over its May 6 performance and 20/20 (1.0/4) even with last week.
Like last week, Fox played a movie last night but NBC was all originals with Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon (0.6/3) kicking off the night down a tenth from its last original of April 29. Grimm (0.8/3) was even with its last original and 10 PM’s Dateline (0.8/3) was down 11% from last week’s 9:30 – 11 PM episode.