NBC takes second in the key demo, but ABC and CBS get normal split
Fast National ratings for February 20, 2015.
As usual, ABC's "Shark Tank" and CBS' "Blue Bloods" led their networks to Friday wins among young viewers and overall, respectively.
It was a big night for both shows, as "Shark Tank" had its second biggest audience of the season and tied for a season high in the key demo, while "Blue Bloods" hit a season high among young viewers.
It wasn't all good news for the primetime winners, though, as "Cristela" dipped below The Mulaney Line and "Undercover Boss" shed viewers in its season closer.
Meanwhile, NBC's first encore of the "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary" special -- expect many, many more encores before the real 40th anniversary in October -- outperformed the network's normal Friday lineup and put NBC in second for the night in the key demo.
And it was yet another solid, lead-in-free performance from "Hart of Dixie" on The CW.
On to the numbers...