Fast National ratings for Friday, December 12, 2014.
Even a relatively weak performance by “Shark Tank” still helped ABC lead Friday night among young viewers, while “Blue Bloods” and “Hawaii Five-0” led CBS to its normal comfortable overall win.
NBC's “Grimm” and “Constantine” were both up week to week, continuing a recent pattern of very small rotating up and down fluctuation.
And over on The CW, an encore of TNT's “The Librarians” premiere drew a large, by CW standards, overall Friday audience.
On to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.3 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. NBC was second with a 1.2 key demo rating, followed closely by the 1.1 key demo rating for CBS. FOX averaged a 0.6 key demo rating, while The CW did a 0.4 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, though, it was CBS winning Friday primetime with 8.6 million viewers and a 5.5 rating/10 share,e far ahead of the 6.13 million viewers and 4.0/7 for ABC. NBC was third with 5.18 million viewers and a 3.4/6. FOX's 1.1/2 and 1.76 million viewers edged out the 1.0/2 and 1.56 million viewers The CW.
8 p.m. – “Dateline” won the 8 p.m. hour for NBC with 7.19 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49, comfortably topping the 5.94 million viewers and 1.1 key demo rating for CBS. ABC was third with “Last Man Standing” (6.04 million and a 1.1 key demo) and “Cristela” (4.54 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo). The first hour of a “MasterChef Junior” double encore averaged 1.69 million viewers and a 0.6 key demo rating on FOX, topping the 1.56 million viewers and 0.4 key demo rating for “The Librarians” on The CW.