Fast National ratings for Friday, April 3, 2015.
Good Friday and the first night of Passover had a smaller impact on the Friday ratings race than ABC's “Shark Tank” repeat, as “The Amazing Race,” “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods” were able to sweep the primetime hours and give CBS wins in most measures.
Friday offered little else of note, though The CW got decent numbers for “Here Comes Peter Cottontail” and FOX's “21 Jump Street” airing couldn't compete with last week's “Grown Ups.”
Oh and “Cristela” was up for ABC, if you're paying attention. Apparently there was a crossover with “Last Man Standing.” Who knew?
On to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.2 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. NBC's 1.1 key demo rating and the 1.0 key demo rating for ABC followed close behind. FOX's 0.7 key demo rating and the 0.4 key demo rating for The CW trailed.
Overall, CBS had more breathing room with an estimated 8.58 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/10 share for Friday primetime. NBC was second with 5.41 million viewers and a 3.6/7, topping the 3.1/6 and 4.92 million viewers for ABC. FOX's 1.2/2 and 1.89 million viewers and the 1.21 million viewers and 0.7/1 for The CW trailed.
8 p.m. – “The Amazing Race” returned after a two-week layoff to averaged 6.14 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49, beating the hourly total for ABC's “Last Man Standing” (6.47 million viewers and 1.2 key demo rating) and ABC's “Cristela” (5.475 million and a 1.0 key demo rating). NBC's “Grimm” was third with 4.52 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating. FOX's “21 Jump Street” averaged 1.93 million viewers and a 0.7 key demo rating, topping the 1.3 million viewers and 0.4 key demo rating for The CW's “Here Comes Peter Cottontail.”
9 p.m. – “Hawaii Five-0” kept CBS in first for the 9 p.m. hour with 8.93 million viewer and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's “Dateline” averaged 5.23 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating, compared to the 5.03 million viewers and 1.1 key demo rating for ABC's “Shark Tank” repeat. FOX's movie averaged 1.86 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating, followed by the 1.13 million viewers and 0.4 key demo rating for two “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” repeats on The CW.
10 p.m. – “Blue Bloods” averaged 10.67 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 to lead the 10 p.m. hour for CBS. NBC's “Dateline” actually also did a 1.3 key demo rating and took second with 6.48 million viewers. ABC's “20/20” averaged 3.76 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating in third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.