9:59am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Boosted 'Shark Tank' Tops Mostly Steady Scripted Finales
Friday's new Shark Tank saw small boost with adults 18-49, moving up a tenth of a point to a 1.8 rating and besting all of broadcast TV's offerings for the night. 20/20 (1.7 adults) was also up by a tenth, giving ABC a dominant 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and second place 5.1 million viewers.
Undercover Boss (1.6 adults) got a solid four-tenths boost on CBS, leading into a steady outing of the now-canceled Vegas (0.9 adults). Blue Bloods (1.1 adults), airing its season finale, dropped two tenths of a point from last week. CBS netted a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and a dominant 7.7 million viewers.
Fashion Star (0.5 adults) ended its sophomore run on a weak note and down two tenths of a point from the previous week. Dateline (1.1 adults) was also down, though only by one tenth. Canceled Rock Center With Brian Williams (1.2 adults), which still has a month's worth of episodes planned, was up a tenth of a point from last week. NBC averaged a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers.
An even Kitchen Nightmares (1.1 adults) led into the last episode of Touch (0.6 adults). The canceled Kiefer Sutherland drama was also steady with its most recent performance, for what it's worth. Fox pulled a 0.9 rating in the demo and 2.9 million viewers.
Nikita (0.2 adults), renewed for an abbreviated final season, was even with its series low on the CW. The network averaged a 0.2 with 18-49-ers and 843,000 viewers.