TV Ratings: CBS Dramas, 'MasterChef Junior' and 'Shark Tank' Top Friday
Comedies "Last Man Standing" and "The Neighbors" slip, making room for CBS to steal a nightly demo win from ABC.
CBS topped Friday night in both total viewers (9 million) and the targeted adults 18-49 demographic (1.4 rating), despite Undercover Boss (1.3 adults) and Hawaii Five-0 (1.4 adults) both showing modest losses -- although the same could be said about most of the night's broadcast offerings. The duo each shed a tenth of a point, while Blue Bloods (1.4 adults) held even at 10 p.m.
Last Man Standing (1.2 adults) started the night on ABC down two-tenths from last week, while The Neighbors (0.9 adults) dropped by just one-tenth. The softer lead-in saw Shark Tank (1.7 adults) drop two-tenths from last week's showing -- though the series still topped in the demo for the night by a healthy margin. 20/20 (1.1 adults) dropped a half of a point, giving ABC a nightly average of a 1.3 adults rating and 5.4 million viewers.
Dateline (1.1 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point on NBC, and the net averaged a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers for the night.
MasterChef Junior saw the night's lone growth, rising one-tenth to a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 on Fox. The network pulled a 1.0 adults rating and 3 million viewers for the night.
America's Next Top Model (0.4 adults) held even on The CW, which averaged a 0.3 adults rating and 1.1 million viewers for the night.