TV Ratings: 'Blue Bloods' Improves and Leno Visit Lifts 'Tonight'

The two 'Tonight' hosts bring the series its best Friday in eight months
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'Blue Bloods'

Primetime was largely business as usual on Friday night — congratulations, Shark Tank — but late night saw some interesting movement.

The Tonight Show welcomed back Jay Leno for the first time, as a guest, since his February departure. Jimmy Fallon's interview with his predecessor brought the NBC telecast its highest overnight ratings in eight months: a 3.3 rating in metered market households. The last time Fallon posted such a Friday victory was back in March when his tenure was only in its third week.

As for primetime, ABC's steady block ensured another victory among adults 18-49. Comedies Last Man Standing (1.3 adults) and Cristela (1.0 adults) were both even, as was Shark Tank (1.9 adults). 20/20 was up two-tenths of a point for a 1.7 rating in the key demo.

Blue Bloods (1.4 adults) was the night's biggest grower in live-plus-same day returns, up three-tenths of a point from last week. Lead-ins The Amazing Race (1.2 adults) and Hawaii Five-0 held steady.

Sandwiched between steady episodes of Dateline (1.4 adults) and Constantine (1.0 adults) on NBC, Grimm rose two-tenths of a point to a 1.3 in the key demo.

Over on The CW, America's Next Top Model earned a 0.4 rating in the key demo.

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