9:35am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Grows After Strong 'Malibu Country' Premiere
"TGIF" might be the magic word for ABC.
The network launched its new Friday comedy block last night to solid results, driving Shark Tank to a record high in the process. Last Man Standing opened its second season with a 1.9 rating with adults 18-49 before Malibu Country raked in a 2.2 with adults at 8:30 p.m. The strong hour led into a new high for Shark Tank, a 2.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 7.3 million viewers. 20/20 was up a tenth of a point for a 1.5 rating in the demo, and ABC had a decisive win for the night with a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 7.04 million viewers.
Undercover Boss returned to CBS with a 1.5 rating among adults 18-49, besting the performance CSI:NY had in the slot earlier this season. CSI:NY had an even 1.5 rating with adults 18-49, while Blue Bloods was down two tenths of a point to a 1.3 adults rating. The network averaged a 1.4 rating with 18-49-ers and 9.6 million viewers.
NBC's Sandy Telethon averaged a 1.5 rating with adults 18-49, before Grimm dropped two tenths of a point from last week for a 1.8 rating in the demo. A Revolution encore aired at 10 p.m., giving NBC a 1.4 adults average and 5.3 million viewers for the night.
Fox was at a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49 and 2.8 million viewers over the two-hour Friday block. Kitchen Nightmares was up one tenth of a point from its season premiere to a 1.0 adults rating, before a new Fringe pulled a 1.0 rating, posting the same growth.
On the CW, America's Next Top Model had an even 0.4 rating among adults 18-49 and Nikita got a small bump to 0.4 rating as well. The network averaged 1.2 million viewers.