ABC Tops Friday Demo Ratings Again As ‘Dr. Ken’ Rises, ‘Amazing Race’ Even


In a mixed night of encores as well as originals, ABC reestablished its Friday hold among adults 18-49 after an inaugural season demo win by CBS last week. With a Shark Tank (1.1/4) repeat matching The Amazing Race (1.1/4), which was even with its February 26 show, for the highest rated slot of a relatively slow night, the only upticking scripted series of Friday was Dr. Ken (1.1/4).

With a guest appearance by Emblem 3, the Ken Jeong-led sitcom was up 10% from last week when it had a Last Man Standing original as a lead-in. In early numbers, last night’s Dr. Ken was the best the show has done among the 18-49 since December 4 last year. With 20/20 (0.9/3), which rose 29% from last week, as its only other original of the night, ABC pulled ahead of CBS with a 1.0/4 ratings to the latter’s 0.9/3.

Viewershipwise TAR saw upward movement of 2% to 5.78 million while the usual big boy of Friday, even though it was in repeats, was Blue Bloods (0.9/3) with an audience of 7.32 million. Overall, CBS won Friday’s viewership with 6.5 million watching.

A 10 PM Dateline (0.9/3) was its only other original but NBC had the return of Grimm (0.9/3) after 2-weeks on Friday. The fantasy drama was even with its February 19 show while the news mag declined 25% from its 9 -11 PM show of last week. Fox’s Sleepy Hollow (0.7/3) was down a tenth while Second Chance (0.5/2) was even among the 18-49s. There was no crossover this week for The Vampire Diaries (0.4/1) and The Originals (0.4/1), which were both down a tenth from their February 26 airings.

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