October 05, 2013 9:42am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Last Man Standing' and '20/20' Grow on Friday
Fast National ratings give ABC a demo win on Friday night, kicking the evening off with one of the night's few boosted programs: Last Man Standing. Averaging a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49, the show was up two-tenths of a point from last week. The Neighbors (1.0 adults) held even, while Shark Tank (1.8 adults) was off two-tenths of a point. 20/20 (1.6 adults) was up four-tenths from last week. ABC averaged a 1.5 adults rating and 5.8 million viewers.
Undercover Boss (1.4 adults) dropped two-tenths of a point from its premiere, while Hawaii Five-0 (1.5 adults) shed just one to be the night's top scripted effort. Blue Bloods (1.4 adults) was down three-tenths from its premiere. CBS brought in a 1.4 adults rating and dominant 9.4 million viewers for the night.
On NBC, Dateline earned a 1.2, down a tenth from last week's 1.3 adults 18-49 rating. Meredith Vieria special Elizabeth's Story (1.2 adults) finished the night, with NBC averaging a 1.1 adults rating and 4.9 million viewers.
MasterChef Jr. dropped three-tenths of a point from last week's premiere, averaging a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. With a Sleepy Hollow encore, Fox brought a 1.0 adults rating for the night and 3.1 million viewers.
America's Next Top Model (0.4 adults) held last week's rating on The CW, giving the net a nightly average of a 0.4 adults rating and 1.1 million viewers.