ABC won Friday night in all measures.
The season premiere of 'Last Man Standing' dipped five tenths from last year's debut, but still managed to win its timeslot. The season premiere of 'The Neighbors' won its slot too, but was way down from both its own series premiere last year and the premiere of former 8:30pm occupant 'Malibu Country.' Once more competition arrives next week, I expect that these numbers will get even worse. A third season doesn't seem too likely at this point, although things could certainly improve.
The 'Shark Tank' premiere came in just below last year, and was the top rated program of the night. 20/20 rose three tenths from last week. Conversely, 'Dateline NBC' dropped three tenths. The CW's line-up of 'Perfect Score' and 'America's Next Top Model' both fell a single tenth.
Key: Broadcast Network - Show Name - 18-49 Rating - 18-49 Share - Total Viewers In Millions
ABC - Last Man Standing (Season Premiere) - 1.5 - 6 - 6.55
CBS - Undercover Boss (R) - 1.1 - 4 - 5.45
FOX - Bones (R) - 0.8 - 3 - 2.90
NBC - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 3.02
CW - Perfect Score (N) - 0.2 - 1 - 0.77
ABC - The Neighbors (Season Premiere) - 1.2 - 4 - 4.64
NBC - Betty White's Off Their Rockers (R) - 0.7 - 3 - 3.10
CW - Perfect Score (R) - 0.2 - 1 - 0.67
ABC - Shark Tank (Season Premiere) - 1.7 - 6 - 6.68
NBC - Dateline (N) - 1.1 - 4 - 5.45
FOX - Sleepy Hollow (R) - 1.0 - 3 - 3.58
CBS - Hawaii Five-0 (R) - 0.6 - 2 - 4.40
CW - America's Next Top Model (N) - 0.4 - 1 - 1.10
ABC - 20/20 (N) - 1.4 - 5 - 5.63
CBS - Blue Bloods (R) - 0.7 - 2 - 6.11
Source: Nielsen Media Research