- The broadcasters offered up a relatively quiet opening Friday of the season, with NBC/Fox mostly not yet back in original action and the only newbie on the other two nets being held for next week. Of the two networks who were really trying, ABC was on top but CBS fared significantly better on a year-to-year basis.
- CBS' Blue Bloods (1.3) matched last season's finale and was actually up a tenth vs. last year's premiere, while The Amazing Race (1.1) was even with last year's premiere. The loser in CBS land was Hawaii Five-0 (1.0), which became the latest procedural this week to open on a new series low (and two tenths behind last year's premiere).
- On ABC, Last Man Standing (1.1), Shark Tank (1.6) and 20/20 (1.3) were all down double digits from last year, with a The Muppets repeat (0.8) filling in at 8:30. Tank had the smallest year-to-year drop but was also being compared with a two-hour premiere starting at 8:00 last year.
- On Fox's pilot encore night, Minority Report (0.7) actually went two tenths above Rosewood (0.5), which probably says something about the relative difficulties of their original timeslots. NBC had a 0.7 for a Best Time Ever repeat at 8:00, matching last week.
|Last Man Standing||6.26||1.1|| |
|The Muppets (R)||3.76||0.8|| |
|Shark Tank||5.96||1.6|| |
|The Amazing Race||5.79||1.1|| |
|Hawaii Five-0||8.09||1.0|| |
|Blue Bloods||9.90||1.3|| |
|Best Time Ever (R)||3.13||0.7|| |
|Dateline Fri||5.03||0.9/1.2|| |
|Minority Report (R)||2.27||0.7|| |
|Rosewood (R)||2.23||0.5|| |
|Masters of Illusion||1.37||0.4|| |
|Whose Line Is It Anyway? (R)||1.24||0.3|| |
|Penn and Teller: Fool Us (R)||1.25||0.3|| |
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