ABC is probably saying "TGIF." The network was No. 1 Friday night in all six half-hour slots, scoring season highs in total viewers and the adults 18-to-49 demographic.
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This is part in thanks to Last Man Standing's return and the debut of Reba McEntire's new sitcom Malibu Country. Last Man Standing's Season 2 opener nabbed 7.84 million viewers and a 2.6 rating, beating out the premiere of CBS' Undercover Boss and Fox's Kitchen Nightmares. Malibu Country's series premiere scored 8.9 million viewers and a 2.0, giving ABC the highest numbers that timeslot in five years.
NBC's telethon Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together generated 6.26 million viewers and a 2.1.
ABC: Last Man Standing 7.84 million (2.6); Malibu Country 8.9 (2.0)
CBS: Undercover Boss 7.95 million (2.1)
NBC: Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 6.26 million (2.1)
FOX: Kitchen Nightmares 2.93 million (1.3)
CW: America's Next Top Model 1.25 million (0.5)
ABC: Shark Tank 7.32 million (2.8)
CBS: CSI: NY 9.96 million (2.3)
NBC: Grimm5.67 million (2.3)
FOX: Fringe 2.61 million (1.1)
CW: Nikita 1.17 million (0.4)
ABC: 20/20 5.42 million (2.1)
CBS: Blue Bloods 10.91 million (2.2)