Fast National ratings for Friday, January 30, 2015.
Most of Friday's offerings were down slightly this week, which meant that the status quo remained in place: “Blue Bloods” carried CBS to easy victory overall and “Shark Tank” paced a narrow ABC win among young viewers.
Let's just get straight to the numbers…
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.5 rating for Friday night, edging out the 1.4 rating for CBS in the key demographic. NBC's 1.1 key demo rating and the 0.9 key demo rating for FOX followed, while The CW had a 0.3 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 10.13 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share for Friday primetime, easily beating the 6.84 million viewers and 4.4/8 for ABC. NBC was third for the night with 4.22 million viewers and a 2.7/5, followed by FOX's 2.47 million viewers and 1.5/3. The CW averaged 964,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 for the night.
8 p.m. – “Undercover Boss” led the 8 p.m. hour with 8.14 million viewers and a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49 for CBS. ABC was second with “Last Man Standing” (7.48 million and a 1.3 key demo) and “Cristela” (5.71 million and a 1.1 key demo). NBC's “Constantine” averaged 3.305 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating, compared to the 3.06 million viewers and 1.1 key demo rating for FOX's “World's Funniest Fails.” On The CW, “Hart of Dixie” averaged 1.06 million viewers and posted Friday's biggest percentage drop with a 0.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. – “Hawaii Five-0” led the 9 p.m. hour overall for CBS with 10.395 million viewers and finished second with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's “Shark Tank” was second with 7.9 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.9 key demo rating. There was a big drop to NBC's “Grimm,” which averaged 4.83 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating, topping the 1.88 million viewers and 0.7 key demo rating for FOX's “Glee.” The CW trailed with 872,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating for a “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” repeat and a new “Masters of Illusion.”
10 p.m. – “Blue Bloods” delivered Friday's biggest audience with 11.86 million viewers and finished second with a 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's “20/20” led the key demo with a 1.5 rating and finished second overall with 6.03 million viewers. NBC's “Dateline” averaged 4.52 million viewers and a 1.2 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.