9:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'Shark Tank' Leads Friday, 'Touch' and 'The Job' Slide
ABC took the crown with adults 18-49 on Friday night, averaging a 1.5 rating. Last Man Standing (1.4 adults) and Malibu Country (1.1 adults) were down a respective tenth and two-tenths of a point before a steady Shark Tank (1.8 adults) topped the night's broadcast offerings. 20/20 (1.5 adults) was up two-tenths of a point at 10 p.m. The network averaged 6.1 million viewers.
The all-news lineup on NBC gave the network an average 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 6.1 million viewers. Dateline (1.3 adults) and Rock Center With Brian Williams (1.1 adults) were both a tenth of a point short of last week's respective demo scores.
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The Job (0.7 adults) dropped two tenths from its low premiere last week, setting off dips for CSI: NY (1.2 adults, down four tenths of a point) and Blue Bloods (1.4 adults, down one tenth of a point). CBS averaged a 1.1 rating with 18-49-ers and a dominant 7.5 million viewers.
Kitchen Nightmares (1.1 adults) was up a tenth of a point from its last original two weeks ago on Fox, but Touch (0.7 adults) faltered in its second outing of the season. The sophomore drama dropped two-tenths of a point from its 9 p.m. demo showing last week. The network averaged a 0.9 adults rating and 2.9 million viewers.
The movie Paper Heart earned just a 0.2 adults rating and 610,000 viewers on The CW.