Ratings: ABC's Friday Comedies Return Down, Shark Tank Premiere Dips But Tops Night

JAMES MCDONALD AND COLE EGGER (SWEET BALLZ)ABC’s Shark Tank premiere made the most of this Friday’s pre-season chum, winning the night with 6.7 million total viewers and a 1.7 rating.

While that demo delivery marks a dip of one tenth from the series’ year-ago opener (6.4 mil/1.8), the total audience represents a series high for a premiere.

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Opening ABC’s night, Last Man Standing (6.6 mil/1.5) was down 17 and 25 percent from its sophomore premiere and off 15 percent and a tenth from its March finale.

Leading out of that, The Neighbors were welcomed to their new Friday home by 4.6 million viewers and a 1.2 rating — aka less than half of its series debut (which aired on a Wednesday, out of Modern Family) and down 16 and 20 percent from its freshman finale.

Versus its time slot predecessor, The Neighbors fell well shy of both Malibu Country‘s debut (9 mil/2.3) and finale (7 mil/1.4).

The CW’s Perfect Score (770K/0.2) and Top Model (1 mil/0.4) each dipped a tenth.

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