8:41am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'MacGyver' Wins Second Friday Despite Dip
CBS has locked its second Friday win of the young season, thanks in no small part to MacGyver.
The new drama topped all Friday series in the key demo, even if it dropped three-tenths of a point from its auspicious live-plus-same-day debut a week ago. With a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49 and 9.1 million viewers, it also led into steady episodes of Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods — each of which earned a 1.3 rating in the key demo.
Toplined by an even Shark Tank, which earned a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, ABC also had steady outings of Last Man Standing (1.0 adults) and Dr. Ken (0.8 adults).
On Fox, a steady Hell's Kitchen (1.0 adults) was followed by a post-premiere drop for The Exorcist. The new drama fell three-tenths of a point at 9 p.m., averaging a 0.7 rating among adults 18-49 and just 2.1 million viewers.
Among the news magazines, Dateline led with a 1.0 rating and 4.7 million viewers compared to 20/20's 0.9 rating in the demo and 3.9 million viewers.