In a slight change from recent Fridays, ABC and CBS split the 18-49 demo win, but CBS still managed to score more total viewers as usual.
Speaking of CBS, Undercover Boss tied its last new episode, while procedurals CSI: NY and Blue Bloods both posted disappointing 1.5 demos. Sadly, these numbers are right in line with previous weeks. I'd be hard pressed to find two other series on network TV whose audiences skewed as old as these two. When you're bringing in 10-11 million viewers every week, more than a tenth of those should really be in the key demographic.
But i digress. On ABC, Last Man Standing and Malibu Country both rose small amounts from last week's pathetic 1.4 demos. Unfortunately for fans, I doubt either gets renewed with demos consistently under the 1.8 line. 20/20 also climbed up a bit. FOX's usual Friday night line-up was preempted for a college football game, which drew the usual audience.
NBC hosted a night of re-runs, other than Dateline, which dropped 8%. As for the CW, the decision to move the long suffering Nikita back to 8pm proved to be a wise one, as the show hit a season high. Granted, that season high was only an 0.4, but beggars can't be choosers.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
CBS - Undercover Boss (N) - 1.8 - 6 - 8.73
ABC - Last Man Standing (N) - 1.6 - 5 - 6.80
FOX - College Football - 1.1 - 4 - 4.04
NBC - Christmas In Rockefeller Center (R) - 0.9 - 3 - 4.06
CW - Nikita (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 1.24
ABC - Malibu Country (N) - 1.5 - 5 - 6.33
ABC - Shark Tank (R) - 1.6 - 5 - 5.84
CBS - CSI: NY (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 9.82
NBC - Grimm (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 2.80
CW - Arrow (R) - 0.3 - 1 - 1.06
ABC - 20/20 (N) - 1.7 - 5 - 5.69
CBS - Blue Bloods (N) - 1.5 - 4 - 11.18
NBC - Dateline (N) - 1.1 - 3 - 4.34
Source: Nielsen Media Research