11:09am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: CBS Friday Block Hits Season Highs, 'Carrie Diaries' Finale Grows
ABC and CBS split Friday victories, with ABC again topping in the key demo and CBS' lineup swelling to season highs in total viewers.
Last Man Standing kicked off the night on ABC up a tenth of a point with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, but it was The Neighbors (1.1 adults) that jumped the most. The smaller sitcom was up three-tenths of a point. Shark Tank (2.1 adults), off just a tenth, still easily topped all Friday series. And 20/20 (1.7 adults) lost two-tenths of a point. ABC took a 1.7 in the demo and 6.1 million viewers.
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Undercover Boss (1.7 adults) improved a tenth of a point from last week, while Hawaii Five-0 (1.7 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.6 adults) both jumped two-tenths of a point. All three posted their largest audiences of the season — and with 12.79 million viewers, Blue Bloods actually posted its biggest haul since its series premiere. CBS took a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49 and 11 million viewers.
Bones (1.6 adults), Enlisted (0.8 adults) and Raising Hope (0.6 adults) each shed two-tenths of a point from last Friday. Fox pulled a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49 and 4.5 million viewers.
NBC's Dateline (1.2 adults) was down two-tenths of a point with a two-hour episode. NBC took a 1.1 in the demo and 5.1 million viewers.
The sophomore finale of The Carrie Diaries improved a tenth of a point on The CW, wrapping the year with a 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 920,000 viewers.