10:55am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Drops, 'Bones' and 'Raising Hope' Make Friday Debuts
Friday saw a tweaked landscape, with Fox debuting its new lineup to mixed results.
The move for Bones saw a predictable drop from its typical Monday showing. The veteran procedural brought in a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, down 40 percent from Monday's 2.0 adults showing. The series lifted its time slot's haul among total viewers, with its 5.1 million improving on MasterChef Junior's 4 million average.
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Raising Hope had a weaker hold in its Friday move. The comedy, airing back-to-back episodes at 9 p.m., brought in a 0.7 adults rating with both showings. That's a 59 percent dip from its last premiere, on a Tuesday, and a 36 percent drop from Fringe's comparable premiere last season. All in all, Fox averaged a 1.0 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers for the night.
Bragging rights for the night in both the key demo (1.5 rating) and total viewers (9.96 million) belongs to CBS. Though Undercover Boss (1.6 adults) started the night down two-tenths, both Hawaii Five-0 (1.5 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.4 adults) improved by a tenth. The latter brought in its largest audience, 11.6 million, since the season premiere.
Last Man Standing (1.3 adults) and The Neighbors (0.9 adults) both fell a tenth on ABC, while Shark Tank (1.7 adults) tied a season low with a three-tenths of a point loss. 20/20 (1.3 adults) was off by a tenth as well, giving the network an average 1.3 adults rating and 6 million viewers.
On NBC, Dateline (1.1 adults) improved by a tenth, and Grimm (1.5 adults) was up by two-tenths of a point. Dracula (0.9 adults) held even at 10 p.m. for a nightly average of a 1.2 adults rating and 4.9 million viewers for NBC.
The Carrie Diaries (0.4 adults) was up by a tenth of a point on The CW, as was the season finale of America's Next Top Model (0.5 adults). The CW pulled a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 1 million viewers.