TV Ratings Friday: ‘Shark Tank’ falls but leads night, ‘Blue Bloods’ finale off slightly
Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Friday, May 6, 2016
The numbers for Friday, including a downturn for ABC’s top show, a slight decline for a CBS finale and a not-quite rerun of a special on NBC:
|Time||Show||Adults 18-49 Rating/Share||Viewers (millions)|
|8 p.m.||The Amazing Race (CBS)||0.9/4||5.27|
|Adele Live in New York City (NBC) (8-9:30 p.m.)||0.7/3||4.36|
|Beyond the Tank (ABC)||0.6/3||3.56|
|Movie: Think Like a Man (FOX) (8-10 p.m.)||0.5/2||1.56|
|The Vampire Diaries (The CW)||0.3/1||0.90|
|9 p.m.||Shark Tank (ABC)||1.2/5||5.30|
|Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)||1.1/4||8.42|
|The Originals (The CW)||0.3/1||0.82|
|9:30 p.m.||Dateline (NBC) (9:30-11 p.m.)||0.9/4||4.66|
|10 p.m.||Blue Bloods (CBS) – F||1.1/4||9.88|
“Shark Tank” led Friday’s 18-49 ratings, but it came in a good bit lower than last week. The show scored a 1.2 in the demo, down from 1.5 for its last episode.
CBS’ “Blue Bloods” (1.1) was also down, albeit only by 0.1, with its season finale. “Hawaii Five-0” (1.1) and “The Amazing Race” (0.9) were even.
At The CW, “The Vampire Diaries” and “The Originals” (each 0.3) were off a tenth vs. last week. NBC got a 0.7 from “Adele Live in New York City,” which was a repeat of a special aired in December with several new songs added.
|Adults 18-49 rating/share||1.0/4||0.9/4||0.8/3||0.5/2||0.3/1|
|Total Viewers (millions)||7.86||4.70||4.51||1.56||0.86|
Late night metered-market ratings to come.
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Source: The Nielsen Company.