CBS dominated Friday evening during the second week of the new television season as it won every hour in households. Leading off with ‘Undercover Boss’ (7.63 million viewers) to ‘Hawaii 5-0’, which appears to be settling in quite nicely in the swing spot on Fridays (9.56 million, a 3.5+ million lead on its nearest competition), and completing the sweep with the Friday powerhouse, ‘Blue Bloods’ (11.09 million, 5.5+ million lead over it nearest competitive program).
ABC won the #2 spot among the broadcast networks on Friday. Their top program, ‘shark Tank’ finished well behind ‘Hawaii 5-0’ with only 6.35 million viewers. However small that total seems to be, it was larger than anything else on NBC, FOX or The CW.
NBC ran reruns until it got to the 9P ‘Dateline NBC’ (5.77 million) and 10P ‘Elizabeth’s Story: A Meredith Viera Special’ (5.55 million).
FOX ‘MasterChef Jr limped in with 3.92 million viewers while a ‘Sleepy Hollow’ rerun finished with 2.23 million.
The CW’s top program for the evening was ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (1.09 million viewers).
In the late night, both ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on NBC and ‘Late Show with David Letterman’ on CBS tied for the evening (2.7 rating and 7 share). ABC’s ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ scored a 2.0/5 with an encore program. ‘Nightline’ finished with 1.4/4 after Kimmel. Later, ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon eaked out a victory with a 1.4/5 just ahead of CBS’ ‘Late Show with Craig Ferguson (0.8/4). ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ averaged a 0.8/3 with an encore.
For the record, CBS finished #1 with 9.43 million and a 6.0 rating/11 share for Friday in primetime. ABC was a distant second with 5.8 million viewers and 3.8/7; NBC’s 4.87 million (3.3/6); FOX with 1.9 million viewers (1.9/3) and The CW with 1.05 million viewers (0.7/1).