‘The Exorcist’ Finale Ratings Steady, ‘Last Man Standing’ Tops Friday In Demo


In the end, demons were smited, souls were saved and things were certainly left open for another season of The Exorcist (0.6/3), which Fox has yet to offer a prayer for either way.

Part of that call will obviously be made on ratings, and while not a heavyweight, even for a Friday, the possession series based on William Peter Blatty’s bestseller and the classic 1973 movie was steady, at the very least. Last night’s “Chapter Ten” was even with its December 9 show among adults 18-49 and steady with its season average. Also even in Foxland was lead-in Hell’s Kitchen (1.0/4)

The head of the 8 PM timeslot and actually the highest rated show of the night was Last Man Standing (1.2/5). Up almost 10% from last week and matching a season high, the ABC comedy also hit a viewership season high of 6.8 million – up 3% from December 9. The laughs continued at the Disney-owned net with Dr. Ken (0.9/4) rising 13% from last week to match a demo season high itself. After a Shark Tank (0.8/3) repeat, a JonBenet Ramsey-focused 20/20 (1.0/4) saw a 25% demo jump over last week – its third best result of the season.

Even with big boy Blue Bloods (0.9/4) putting in an encore performance last night, CBS tied NBC for the demo win on Friday overall with a 1.0/4 rating but was tops in viewers with an audience of 8.34 million view. MacGyver (1.0/4) was another show even with last week while Hawaii Five-O (1.1/5) was down a tenth.

With the CW showing the 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade (0.3/1) from 8 – 10 PM, NBC’s Caught On Camera With Nick Cannon (0.9/4) got some holiday cheer with a 50% leap in the demo to match a series high. Not so much for Dateline (1.0/4), which was down a tenth from its December 9 show.

Now get that Christmas shopping done!

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