TV Ratings: 'Undercover Boss' Jumps, CBS Tops Another Friday
A boost for dominant "Shark Tank" takes the 9 p.m. hour for ABC, while "Dateline" inches up on NBC.
CBS topped a second Friday in both the key demo (1.5 rating adults 18-49) and total viewers (9.4 million) thanks in large part to a surging Undercover Boss.
The reality show was up 38 percent, half of a point, from last week's showing, with a 1.8 adults rating. Hawaii Five-0 (1.4 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.3 adults) were both off a tenth from the previous Friday -- though both are currently besting last year's averages, with Hawaii Five-0 improving 14 percent in total viewers since the move from Mondays.
Last Man Standing (1.3 adults) and The Neighbors (1.0 adults) were both up a tenth on ABC, while Shark Tank (1.9 adults) improved two-tenths to top the hour and the night's broadcast offerings. 20/20 (1.2 adults) was also up a tenth, giving ABC a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers for the night.
NBC's only new offering of the night, Dateline (1.3 adults), improved by a tenth from last week. The net averaged a 1.1 rating in the demo and 4.7 million viewers.
MasterChef Junior (1.2 adults), off two-tenths from last week, partnered with a Sleepy Hollow encore to give Fox a 1.0 adults rating and 3.2 million viewers for the night.
The recently renewed America's Next Top Model (0.4 adults) held even with last week's score on The CW. The net posted a 0.4 adults rating and 1.1 million viewers for the night.