Friday Ratings: Fox’s ‘Last Man Standing’ Wins In Demos, But CBS Carries The Night


Fox’s Last Man Standing was back on top in the Friday prime time demo ratings race, returning from a brief break to score a 1.1/6 and a 5.48 million audience, staying even with its last episode.

The strong start on the evening helped boost sitcom The Cool Kids, which followed with a 0.9/4 and 4.33 audience, again holding steady. Hell’s Kitchen concluded the Fox night with a 0.9/4, 2.69 million audience, up a tenth.

ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat (0.6/3 and 2.81 million) and Speechless (0.5/2, 2.05) were down a tenth. But the Victoria’s Secret Holiday Fashion Show did a 0.4/2, 1.92 million audience, and managed to help ABC’s 20/20 grow in total viewers, the newsmag scoring an 0.7/3, tying its season high in adults 18-49, and 3.4 million total audience.

On CBS, MacGyver held steady with an 0.7/3, 6.39 million. But Hawaii Five-O (0.8/4, 7.78 million) and Blue Bloods (0.9/4, 8.77 million) both rose a tenth.  The network was the overall winner among its competitors, scoring a 7.65 tally in total viewers and easily out-distancing the others.

NBC’s Blindspot (0.5/2, 2.83 million), Midnight, Texas (0.4/2, 1.88) and Dateline (0.5/3, 2.84 million_ all held steady.

The CW saw Dynasty holding at 0.2/1, 0.59), but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was down at 0.1/1, 0.39 million.

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