TV Ratings Friday: ‘Undercover Boss’ Tops Night, Did Friday Tame ‘The Mentalist’?; ‘Grimm,’ ‘Shark Tank’ Go Lower
CBS cruised to an easy win with adults 18-49 and of course dominated with the press release friendly total viewers as well. Undercover Boss topped the night with a 2.2 adults 18-49 rating, up 20% from last week. Friday of course did tame a special airing of The Mentalist at 9pm which was down 29% from its normal Thursday 10pm airing the night before. But that was still 33% better than last week’s finale of A Gifted Man and gave CBS two shows with at least a 2.0 adults 18-49 rating on Friday and CBS averaged a 2.0 for the night. Blue Bloods was up a tenth from last week to a 1.8 adults 18-49 rating.
ABC edged out NBC for second place though its whole lineup was down from last week with Shark Tank falling a tenth to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating and Primetime What Would You Do? slumping three tenths to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating. 20/20 was down two tenths to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating.
NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? fell back four tenths to a 1.0 adults 18-49 rating and Grimm was off a tenth to a 1.5 adults 18-49 rating. Dateline was up a tenth from last week to a 1.4 adults 18-49 rating.
Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, March 9, 2012:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Sh||Viewers (Millions)|
|NBC||Who Do You Think You Are?||1.0/3||5.05|
|FOX||Kitchen Nightmares (R)||1.0/3||2.67|
|ABC||Primetime What Would You Do?||1.2/4||4.21|
|FOX||Kitchen Nightmares (R)||1.2/4||2.99|
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