Fast National ratings
for Friday, March 1, 2013.
With CBS going repeat-only on the first Friday after the February sweeps period, ABC's "Last Man Standing
" and "Shark Tank
" both posted small gains and helped the network lead Friday both overall and among young viewers.
The absence of CBS competition helped FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares" and "Touch
" rise a little, but The CW's "Nikita
" wasn't as lucky and actually dropped a few viewers.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 1.6 rating for Friday night, tops in the key demographic. NBC was second with a 1.2 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 1.0 key demo rating and the 0.9 key demo rating for CBS. The CW averaged a 0.2 key demo rating for the night.
Overall, ABC averaged an estimated 6.17 million viewers and a 3.9 rating/7 share, compared to CBS' 6.12 million viewers and 4.1/7. NBC was a reasonably close third with a 3.8/7 and 5.345 million viewers. There was a drop to FOX's 1.9/3 and 3.1 million viewers and to The CW's 0.5/1 and 811,000 viewers.
8 p.m. - ABC started primetime in first with "Last Man Standing" (7.07 million viewers and a 1.6 key demo), which was Friday's most watched show, and "Malibu Country" (6.14 million and a 1.4 key demo). CBS' repeat of "Undercover Boss" was second with 5.59 million viewers and fourth with a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Dateline" was third with 5.47 million viewers and a 1.2 key demo rating. FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares" took second with a 1.3 key demo rating and was fourth with 3.29 million viewers. The CW's "Nikita" was flat with a 0.3 key demo rating, but lost some viewers to 1.06 million.
9 p.m. - "Shark Tank" drew 6.57 million viewers for ABC in the 9 p.m. hour and did a 1.9 rating for the night's top number among adults 18-49. NBC's "Dateline" rose to 6.32 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating in its second hour. On CBS, a repeat of "Blue Bloods" averaged 5.79 million viewers and a 0.8 key demo rating. FOX's "Touch" drew 2.91 million and a 0.8 key demo rating, which were both up, but not so much up that it's likely to make a difference. The CW's repeat of "The Vampire Diaries" averaged 560,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating in the slot that will be occupied by "Cult" next week.
10 p.m. - CBS moved into first overall in the 10 p.m. hour with 6.99 million viewers for a repeat of "Blue Bloods," which was tied for second with a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "20/20" was second with 5.34 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.5 key demo rating. NBC's "Rock Center" averaged 4.25 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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