9:09am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'Shark Tank' Hits Highs, Grammy Noms Tie at 10 O'Clock
Friday proved to be especially competitive, with all original programming rising across the broadcast networks.
ABC topped in total viewers, sharing its demo edge with NBC. The network averaged a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.95 million viewers. Last Man Standing (1.4 adults) improved two-tenths of a point from its last showing, while Neighbors (1.0 adults) and Shark Tank (2.0 adults) were both up a tenth. The latter posted a series high in total viewers, averaging 7.46 million at 9 p.m. 20/20 (1.1 adults) was also up, improving by two-tenths from its latest.
Dateline (1.4 adults) and Dracula (1.1 adults) were both up two-tenths of a point on NBC, while Grimm (1.6 adults) jumped three-tenths in between. NBC averaged a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49 5.8 million viewers.
CBS had holiday encores of Frosty the Snowman (1.6 adults) and Yes, Virginia (1.4 adults) and a NCIS: LA repeat before the live Grammy Nominations Concert (1.1 adults). That shared a three-way tie at 10 p.m. CBS averaged a 1.2 rating with adults 18-49 and 5.7 million viewers.
Up a tenth from its last original, Bones (1.6 adults) led into back-to-back episodes of Raising Hope, up two-tenths and even for respective scores of a 0.8 adults and 0.6 adults ratings. Fox took a 1.2 in the demo and 4.6 million viewers.
Both CW offerings inched up a tenth of a point from last week's scores, with The Carrie Diaries (0.4 adults) and Nikita (0.3 adults) averaging a 0.3 rating with adults 18-49 and 900,000 viewers for the block.