Friday Belongs To CBS In The U.S. BBC One Was #1 In The UK. Nine On Top Again In Australia.

CBS' 'Blue Bloods' was #1 again on Friday. It is America's favorite Friday program.

CBS’ ‘Blue Bloods’ was #1 again on Friday. It is America’s favorite Friday program.

Friday, 04.18.14 (Posted 04.19.14)
CBS at 8P had a first run episode of ‘Unforgettable’ which drew 7.15 million viewers. At 9P, a rerun of ‘Hawaii Five-0 pulled in 6.45 million viewers. At 10P, a rerun of ‘Blue Bloods’ drew 8.39 million viewers, the top draw of the holiday Friday.

ABC at 8P had an original episode of ‘Last Man Standing’ and it drew 5.21 million viewers. At 830P, a rerun episode of ‘Last Man Standing’ drew 4.04 million viewers. At 9P, an original episode of ‘Shark Tank’ had 6.46 million viewers. And at 10P, an original episode of ’20/20′ pulled in 8.20 million viewers.

NBC at 8P ran a rerun of ‘Dateline’ and drew 5.47 million viewers. At 9P, an original episode of ‘Dateline’ drew 6.42 million viewers. At 10P, ‘Hannibal’ drew 2.93 million family and friends.

FOX on Friday night ran two brand new hours of ‘Kitchen Nightmares’ and at 8P drew 2.94 million viewers and at 9P dropped to 2.50 million viewers.

The CW at 8P ran an original episode of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and drew 1.37 million viewers. At 830P, a rerun of ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ captured 1.29 million viewers. At 9P, an original episode of ‘Hart of Dixie’ drew 804,000 viewers.

Late Night
‘The Tonight Show’ had a 2.3/6. ‘David Letterman’ drew a 2.0/5. A rerun of ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ had a 2.2/6. ‘Nightline’ pulled in a 1.4/4. ‘Seth Meyers had a 1.2/4. Craig Ferguson did 1.0/3. Carson Daly pulled a 0.7/3.

For The Record
CBS was #1 on Friday with 7.33 million viewers. ABC came in #2 with 6.43 million viewers. NBC was third with 4.95 million viewers. FOX came in next with 2.72 million viewers. Univision drew 2.402 million viewers. The CW delivered 1.07 million viewers. Telemundo had a 0.6/1.

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Across The Pond

'HIGNFY' was #1 on BBC One on Friday.

‘HIGNFY’ was #1 on BBC One on Friday.

BBC One had the top rated show outside of soaps on Friday at 9P with ‘Have I Got News For You’ as it topped the ratings for the third straight week. Hosted by Jeremy Clarkson, it brought in 4.46 million viewers with 20.6% of the available audience. It was a big night for the One as it began at 8P with ‘The One Show’ at 7P and drew 3.06 million viewers (17.5%). At 730P, leading up to ‘HIGNFY’, ‘A Question of Sport’ drew 2.82 million (14.4%). At 830P, ‘MasterChef’ made its appearance with 3.8 million viewers (17%) and then ‘HIGNFY’. The evening ended with ‘The Graham Norton Show’ at 1020P with guests Ricky Gervais and Ronnie Corbett and drew 2.74 million viewers (19.5%).

ITV at 8P had ‘Elsewhere, Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis’ and it drew 2.47 million viewers (11.8%). At 9P, the drama series ‘Lewis’ was the highest-rated show outside of soaps on the network with 2.81 million (13.3%).

BBC Two at 8P had its highest-rated show of the evening as ‘Mastermind’ pulled in 2.23 million viewers (10.7%). It was followed at 9P by ‘Gardeners’ World’ with 1.97 million viewers (8.8%). The evening continued with ‘Natural World’ which drew 1.68 million (7.9%) and ‘The Trip to Italy’, which pulled in 1.02 million viewers (5.8%).

Channel 4 at 8P had ABC’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ and 950,000 viewers (4.4%) watched. At 9P, ‘Gogglebox’ drew the biggest crowd of the night on 4 as it drew 2.54 million (12%). It was followed at 10P by ‘Alan Carr: Chatty Man’ which drew 1.46 million viewers (9.5%).

Channel 5 had the latest episode of ‘Ice Road Truckers’ at 8P with 843,000 viewers (3.9%) while at 9P, ‘NCIS: Death Wish’ was seen by 1.16 million (5.5%). The evening continued with ‘NCIS: LA’ which drew 622,000 viewers (3.8%). After that, ‘Britain’s Crime Capitals’ pulled in 325,000 viewers (3.2%).

Down Under

ABC1's 'A Mother's Son' was the top non-news program of the night in Australia.

ABC1’s ‘A Mother’s Son’ was the top non-news program of the night in Australia.

Nine, with a great week, finished on top of the ratings Friday night in Australia with a strong 30.1% share of the available audience. It was again led by the #1 program and #1 newscast in the nation, ‘Nine News’ with 1,147,000 viewers as 368,000 watched in Sydney; 377,000 caught it in Melbourne; 239,000 had it on in Brisbane;
82,000 in Adelaide and another 82,000 in Perth. #4 on the evening was ‘Nine News 6:30’ with 1,022,000 viewers, just 2,000 viewers behind Seven’s ‘SN/TT’. #5 was ‘A Current Affair’ with 843,000 viewers. #10 was ‘Friday Night NRL Live’ with 534,000 viewers.

Seven came in #2 with 26.2% share of the available audience for the night, led by its top newscast, ‘Seven News’ with 1,121,000 as 286,000 watched in Sydney; 343,000 caught it in Melbourne; 197,000 had it on in Brisbane; 134,000 in Adelaide and a big 160,000 in Perth. The #3 program was ‘Seven News/Today Tonight’ with 1,024,000 viewers.

ABC1 got in on the action with 19.1% share of the available audience on Friday, coming in third in the nation as its top program was #6, ‘ABC News’ with 766,000 viewers. The #7 program was ‘A Mother’s Son’ which drew 747,000 viewers.

Ten came in fourth on Friday with 17.3% share of the available audience as its top program was #8, ‘Hot Seat’ which drew 617,000 viewers. It also was the network for the #9 program of the night, ‘The Living Room’, which drew 582,000 viewers.

For the record, SBS pulled in a higher than average 7.3% share of the available audience on Friday.

As you can see, no matter where we live in the world today, people are…

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