Ratings: Blue Bloods Returns Up, Five-0 Slips in Friday Slot, ABC Sitcoms Drop

Matt Webb Mitovich
TVLine.comSeptember 28, 2013
Ratings Blue Bloods Premiere
Ratings Blue Bloods Premiere

CBS’ Blue Bloods returned on Friday night to its typical title — the night’s most watched program — by delivering an audience of 11.4 million total viewers, paired with a 1.7 demo rating.

That marks gains from both its previous premiere (11.2 mil/1.5) and its May finale (9.9 mil/1.1).

Opening CBS’ night, Undercover Boss did 8.1 mil and a 1.5, right on par with its previous premiere and up two tenths in the demo from what CSI: NY did in the lead-off spot a year ago.

Hawaii Five-0 said aloha to its new time slot with 9.4 mil/1.5, up in viewers but down in the demo from its previous (Monday) premiere (8 mil/1.8), and down from its May finale (9 mil/2.0, also on a Monday). That said, it topped its rivals in total audience and was up 21 and 36 percent from (groan-from-the-past alert!) Made in Jersey‘s year-ago debut in the time slot (7.8 mil/1.1).

Over on ABC, Last Man Standing (5.7 mil/1.2) dropped 15 and 20 percent against more competition, as did The Neighbors (down 11 and 17 percent to 4.1 mil/1.0). Shark Tank held steady with 6.8 mil/1.9, commanding Friday’s best demo.

Fox’s MasterChef Junior cooked up 4.2 mil and a 1.6 with its debut, surging 78 percent in the demo from what Kitchen Nightmares did a year ago.

For the completists out there, NBC’s encore of Michael J. Fox‘s double-episode premiere drew 4 mil and a 0.8, Dateline returned to 6.5 mil/1.3 (up in viewers from last year’s 4.8 mil/1.3), and Fox’s Sleepy Hollow rerun grabbed 2.8 mil/0.9.

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