via press release:
“BLUE BLOODS” IS THE FIRST FRIDAY SCRIPTED PROGRAM IN 10 YEARS TO AVERAGE 13 MILLION OR MORE VIEWERS
Third-Year Drama is Up +8% Over Last Year
Friday’s Broadcast Delivers its Largest Audience Since Last February
“Blue Bloods” is Also One of TV’s Most Played-Back Programs
CBS’s BLUE BLOODS is the first Friday scripted series in 10 years to average at least 13 million viewers, according to Nielsen most current ratings through Jan. 13.
Now in its third season, the Friday 10:00 PM drama is averaging 13.48 million viewers, a gain of +8% from last year. BLUE BLOODS also wins its time period in adults 25-54 (2.9/08) and adults 18-49 (1.9/06).
Since the 2000-2001 season, the only Friday scripted programs to average 13 million or more viewers were CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION in 2001-2002, when it had 14.78 million viewers and, most recently, “Law & Order: SVU” in the 2002-2003 season, when it averaged 14.92 million viewers.
Last Friday’s (Jan. 18) episode delivered BLUE BLOODS’ largest live plus same day audience (11.50m) since Feb. 10, 2012, its best adults 25-54 (2.5/06) rating since Feb. 24, 2012 and matched its second-best adults 18-49 (1.5/06) ratings of the season.
BLUE BLOODS also ranks as one of the most heavily recorded series on television, gaining an additional +2.97 million viewers with L+7 day playback.