TV Ratings: 'Enlisted' Opens Low, 'Shark Tank' Leads Friday by Wide Margin
Fox's new comedy entry is predictably soft, though steady with recent showings of "Raising Hope" in the same half-hour, as ABC scores a decisive demo win.
A season high for Shark Tank helped lead ABC to a clear win among adults 18-49 on Friday night. The reality show averaged a 2.1 rating among adults 18-49, up a tenth of a point from its last original in December.
On either side of the anchor, the rest of the block was lifted as well. Comedies Last Man Standing (1.5 adults) and The Neighbors (1.1 adults) were improved three-tenths and two-tenths, respectively. And at 10 p.m., 20/20 (1.7 adults) was up by two-tenths of a point. ABC averaged a 1.7 rating among adults 18-49 and 6.7 million viewers.
Topping the night among total viewers with 9.3 million, CBS started the night with an encore of Intelligence. New outings of Hawaii Five-0 (1.5 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.5 adults) were both improved a respective two-tenths and three-tenths to tie season highs in the demo -- while nabbing their largest audiences of the season. CBS took a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49 for the night.
Fox launched new comedy Enlisted at 9:30 p.m. with a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49. While low, it was even with the last showing of Raising Hope in the same half-hour and held much of the 9 p.m. Raising Hope (0.8 adults) lead-in. At 8 p.m., Bones (1.5 adults) was down by two-tenths. The network pulled a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 4.7 million viewers.
Anxious for the Olympics, NBC aired the special Going for the Gold (0.8 adults), down seven-tenths from Dateline's most recent showing in the hour. Grimm (1.3 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point, and Dracula (0.8 adults) was off by a tenth. NBC averaged a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.8 million viewers.
A new episode of The Carrie Diaries averaged a 0.3 rating and 837,000 viewers on The CW, a tenth of a point shy of its last original.