Ratings: I Love Lucy Tops Friday, Carrie Ticks Up

i-love-lucy-in-colorAll together now: We still love Lucy.

CBS’ special, colorized holiday-themed telecast of two I Love Lucy episodes on Friday night drew 8.7 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating, winning the night in the demo.

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Leading out of that, Hawaii Five-0 did 9.4 mil and a 1.2, flat versus last week. Blue Bloods drew the night’s largest audience (10.2 mil) while ticking down a tenth in the demo (to a 1.1).

Over on The CW, The Carrie Diaries (874K/0.3) inched up a tenth, while Nikita (741K/0.2) was flat.

NBC’s annual (and slightly postponed) telecast of It’s a Wonderful Life drew 5.4 mil and a 1.1.

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  1. crystal says:

    The Carrie diaryies didn’t play on the west coast

    • Carla Krae says:

      Correction – it didn’t play on KTLA. Other West Coast stations were fine. KTLA, which serves SoCal north of San Diego, chose to show the Hollywood Christmas Parade – which usually is on a Sunday.

  2. crystal says:

    Or at last in callie

  3. MariaD says:

    I am sorry to hear that Nikita was flat. Noah Bean’s performance was amazing last night.

  4. Aryn says:

    The Carrie Diaries hasn’t been canceled yet, there is still some hope…when you send low rated shows to Friday they are doomed! Move TCD to a different night, there is hope for it – it has been really good this season :)

  5. sarah says:

    H50 and Blue Bloods were really good! They were lower than usual as most people did not realize it was on OR PVR’d as they were out.

  6. qj201 says:

    The Lucy Special was a bait and switch. First half was basically a lost “clip show” for christmas and the second half was very popular episode from the series. Spent most of the hour with my face in my iPad.

    • PPPG says:

      I watched as I used to ♥ the show reruns back in the 70’s rabbit ears day. But watching them, all I cold think To myself was, “If a show appeared like this today, it’d be canceled 5 minutes in.”

  7. Heather says:

    HaHa. I watched a little of Hawaii yesterday because Grimm was off. The shows sucks !! It was so so stupid. CBS should cancel this ASAP.

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