‘Hawaii Five-O’ Finale Ratings Steady With 2015, ‘Vampire Diaries’ Down From Last Year, ‘Shark Tank’ Even


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.

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