Friday Ratings: ‘Last Man Standing’ Is Demo Topper, But ‘MacGyver’ Farewell Also Scores


As usual, Fox’s Last Man Standing won the Friday night ratings demo wars, but the farewell to actor George Eads on CBS’s MacGyver proved to be a strong audience draw as well.

Last Man Standing returned from a two-week hiatus to cop a 1.1/6 and 6 million viewers to lead the Friday demographics, a slight drop from the show’s last airing.

But MacGyver also had a solid night, scoring 0.8/4 and 6.99 million viewers in the 8 PM slot as it bid farewell to co-lead George Eads.

Trailing in the hour were ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat (0.7/4 and 3.29 million, holding serve), NBC’s Blindspot (0.5/3 and 3.86 million down a tenth)) and The CW’s Dynasty (0.2/1 and 0.64).

The rest of Fox’s night saw The Cool Kids down a tenth (0.9/4 and 4.69 million) while Hell’s Kitchen was up a tenth to 0.8/4 and 3.05 million.

CBS rode the MacGyver momentum for a steady night, with Hawaii Five-O (0.8/4 and 7.82 million) and Blue Bloods (0.8/4 and 9.13 million) maintaining their demo pace of the previous airings.

For NBC, The Blacklist scored an 0.5/3 and 3.65 million, with Dateline at 0.5/3 and 2.32 million, both down a tenth.

Also down a tenth at ABC were Speechless (0.5/3 and 2.39 million) and newsmag 20/20 (0.7/4, 4.22 million).

For The CW, Dynasty was up a tenth (0.2/1 and 0.64 milliion), with Crazy Ex-Girlfriend even with another 0.1/1 and 0.41 million.

In the overall network race, Fox had an 0.9/4 and 4.20 total audience, while CBS was at 0.8/4 and 7.98 million.

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