TV Ratings: 'Dracula' drops, 'MasterChef Junior' finale rises and CBS leads Friday
'Shark Tank' helps ABC split Friday with young viewers
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Fast National ratings for Friday, November 8, 2013.
A big week-to-week bump for "Undercover Boss" helped CBS move up to a tie among young viewers on Friday night, while "Blue Bloods" helped the network to its normal overall domination.
The key demo tie was, of course, with ABC, which got yet another big performance from "Shark Tank," which remained Friday's top show among young viewers.
While it's possible that sports-based preemptions are lurking under the surface, several shows were up on Friday, including "The Neighbors" and the finale for FOX's "MasterChef."
The news wasn't as good for NBC, which saw "Grimm" go down among young viewers and "Dracula" take another big drop.
Also falling was "The Carrie Diaries" overall, though not in the key demo, though "America's Next Top Model" rose overall.
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 was third with a 1.1 key demo rating, followed by FOX's 1.0 key demo rating and the 0.4 key demo rating for The CW.
Overall, though, CBS dominated with an estimated 9.9 million viewers and a 6.2 rating/11 share for Friday primetime, far ahead of the 6.2 million viewers and 4.1/7 for ABC. NBC's 4.51 million viewers and 3.0/5 finished third, with FOX's 3.04 million viewers and 1.8/3 taking fourth. The CW averaged 927,000 viewers and a 0.6/1 for the night.
8 p.m. - "Undercover Boss" ruled the 8 p.m. hour with 9.34 million viewers and a 1.8 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Dateline" was second overall with 5.6 million viewers and fourth with a 1.0 key demo rating. ABC was third with "Last Man Standing" (6.175 million and a 1.4 key demo rating) and "The Neighbors" (4.55 million and a 1.1 key demo). FOX's season finale for "MasterChef Junior" rose to 4.21 million viewers and finished second with a 1.5 key demo rating. The CW's "The Carrie Diaries" averaged 804,000 viewers and a 0.3 key demo rating.
9 p.m. - "Hawaii Five-0" kept CBS in first overall in the 9 p.m. hour with 9.385 million viewers, but the network slipped to second with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Shark Tank" was second with 7.25 million viewers and ruled with a 2.0 key demo rating. NBC's "Grimm" averaged 4.935 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating for third, way in front of the 1.86 million viewers and 0.6 key demo rating for FOX's "Sleepy Hollow" encore. The CW's "America's Next Top Model" averaged 1.05 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating.
10 p.m. - "Blue Bloods" closed CBS' overall primetime sweep with 10.98 million viewers and a second place 1.3 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "20/20" was second with 5.98 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.4 key demo rating. NBC's "Dracula" slipped to 2.99 million viewers and a 1.0 key demo rating in its third airing.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.