9:36am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Dr. Ken' Opens Well After 'Last Man Standing'
Critics may not be checking in with Dr. Ken, but viewers seemed more than ready to sample the new comedy on Friday night. The new ABC half-hour was the night's highest-rated scripted telecast among adults 18-49.
After a new Last Man Standing, which averaged a 1.2 rating in the key demo, Dr. Ken grew on ABC for a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and a slightly bigger audience: 6.7 million viewers.
Coupled with a steady Shark Tank (1.7 adults) and a new 20/20 (1.1 adults), ABC easily led the night in adults 18-49.
Both Fox and NBC aired repeats of some of their new scripted series, but CBS aired all originals with The Amazing Race (1.2 adults), Hawaii Five-0 (1.0 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.2 adults).