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TV Ratings: ‘Bones’ rises, ‘Nikita’ struggles and ‘Blue Bloods’ leads CBS Friday

Fast National ratings for Friday, November 22, 2013.
With “Blue Bloods” nearing its season high in all measures, CBS dominated Friday night overall, though with “Undercover Boss” airing a clip show of busted bosses in the 8 p.m. hour, ABC was able to tie for the nightly lead among young viewers.
The night offered encouraging numbers for FOX, which saw “Bones” get a decent bump in its second Friday, helping to give a boost “Raising Hope” above last week’s premiere numbers as well.
The results weren’t as encouraging for the return of “Nikita” for its final six episodes on The CW. The action drama outdrew “The Carrie Diaries,” but lost to “Carrie” in most of The CW’s preferred demos.
On to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, CBS and ABC both averaged a 1.5 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. NBC and FOX tied for second with a 1.1 key demo rating, while The CW averaged a 0.3 key demo rating for Friday.
Overall, though, CBS romped with an estimated 9.44 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/10 share for Friday primetime. ABC was second with 6.17 million viewers and a 4.0/7 for the night, beating NBC’s 5.64 million viewers and 3.7/6. FOX was third with 4.02 million viewers and a 2.6/4 for the night. The CW averaged 726,000 viewers and a 0.5/1. 
8 p.m. – “Undercover Boss” averaged 6.86 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49, for an episode that was a mixture of clips and new interviews with former bosses. “Bones” rose to 5.67 million viewers and an hour-winning 1.5 key demo rating in an encouraging second airing for FOX. NBC was third with 5.39 million viewers and a 1.1 key demo rating for “Dateline.” was fourth with “Last Man Standing” (6.16 million and a 1.2 key demo) and “The Neighbors” (3.97 million and a 0.9 key demo). The CW’s “The Carrie Diaries” averaged 719,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
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