9:48am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘Happy Endings’ Jump, Vegas Drops in Friday Move
Fast National returns show ABC topping Friday with adults 18-49. The entire lineup was up, week to week, starting with back-to-back episodes of Happy Endings. Pulling 1.1 and 1.0 ratings in the key demo, the episodes were up a respective two and three tenths of a point from last week. Shark Tank (2.1 adults) was up three tenths for its second-highest rated episode to date, and 20/20 (1.8 adults) improved four tenths. The network averaged a 1.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.2 million viewers.
Undercover Boss (1.6 adults) jumped two tenths of a point on CBS before the Friday debut of Vegas (0.9 adults). The drama was down a steep six tenths of a point from its last Tuesday original in February ahead of an even Blue Bloods (1.4 adults). CBS topped in total viewers with 8.94 million and pulled a 1.3 rating with adults 18-49.
Fashion Star (0.6 adults) was down a tenth of a point for a low on NBC, leading into a slightly boosted Grimm (1.4 adults) -- which was up by a tenth of a point. Rock Center (0.7 adults) was down a tenth of a point at 10 p.m., giving NBC an average 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.7 million viewers.
Fox had a new Touch (0.6 adults), up a tenth of a point from last week. Fox also averaged a 0.6 rating in the demo and 2.3 million viewers.
Nikita (0.3 adults) was off a tenth of a point on the CW ahead of Cult (0.2 adults), which doubled last week's low 0.1 rating in the demo. The CW averaged a 0.2 rating and 924,000 viewers.