TV Ratings: 'Enlisted' Move Lifts Fox Comedy
The network gives its freshman comedy the advantageous "Bones" lead-in, scoring a 67 percent jump in the process, while rising episodes of "Shark Tank" and "20/20" top the night.
Fox shifted Enlisted to the more enviable post-Bones slot on Friday night after two lackluster weeks in the 9:30 p.m. half-hour. The freshman comedy, with its stronger lead-in, averaged a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. That's up four-tenths of a point from last week's episode and three-tenths from the Jan. 10 season premiere. Bones (1.8 adults) was up three-tenths from last week's episode, and Raising Hope (0.8 adults) was also improved in the shuffle -- up a tenth in Enlisted's old digs.
Averaging a 1.4 rating in the key demo and 5.1 million viewers, Fox ranked second for the night.
Again dominant, largely thanks to its Shark Tank and 20/20 combo, ABC pulled a 1.7 demo rating and 7.2 million viewers over the course of the night. Sitcoms Last Man Standing (1.4 adults) and The Neighbors (0.9 adults) were both steady at 8 p.m., while Shark Tank (2.2 adults) topped the night up a tenth of a point from last week. 20/20 (1.9 adults) improved by two-tenths.
NBC had a new episode of Dateline (1.4 adults), down a tenth from last week. An even Grimm (1.5 adults) led into a slightly lifted Dracula (1.0 adults), up a tenth of a point. The network averaged a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers over the three-hour block.
CBS stuck with the week's strategy of airing mostly repeats, offering encores of the typical Friday lineup to an average 1.1 rating among adults 18-49 and 8 million viewers. It remained the night's most-watched network.
The season's penultimate outing for The Carrie Diaries averaged a 0.3 rating in the key demo for The CW. That's off a tenth of a point from last week.