8:52am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: Steady 'Shark Tank' Tops Friday, 'Kitchen Nightmares' Inches Up
ABC took Friday night in the key demo, averaging a 1.4 rating with adults 18-49. Both Last Man Standing (1.3 adults) and Shark Tank (1.7 adults) were steady with last week's episodes. At 10 p.m., 20/20 (1.4 adults) dropped four-tenths of a point from last week. The network also averaged 5.99 million viewers.
After a steady Unforgettable (0.9 adults), Hawaii Five-0 (1.2 adults) and Blue Bloods (1.3 adults) both returned down just a tenth from their last showings two weeks ago. CBS took the night in total viewers, with 9.2 million, and averaged a 1.2 rating in the key demo.
Dateline (1.2 adults) improved three-tenths of a point from last week on NBC, while Grimm (1.3 adults) and Hannibal (1.0 adults) each moved up two-tenths from their latest originals. NBC was again preempted by NBA playoff coverage in Portland, so it could see adjustments. The network averaged a 1.1 demo rating and 4.7 million viewers.
Kitchen Nightmares averaged a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49, up a tenth of a point from last week, and 2.99 million viewers.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? (0.5 adults), up a tenth of a point from last week, led into an even Hart of Dixie (0.3 adults) on The CW.