Ratings: Amazing Race Slows in Friday Debut, CBS Dramas Slip, Utopia Rises

Amazing Race Season 25 Ratings

CBS’ The Amazing Race expectedly slowed down in its new Friday time slot, launching Season 25 with 5.5 million total viewers and a 1.1 demo rating — down 36 and 45 percent from its previous, Sunday premiere.

TAR was also down from what Undercover Boss did in the time slot a year ago (8.2 mil/1.6).

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CBS’ dramas in turn took a hit. Hawaii Five-0 returned to 9.0 mil/1.2 (down 4 and 25 percent from its previous premiere and barely matching its May finale), while Blue Bloods (10.9 mil/1.2) fell 6 and 29 percent from its year-ago opener and was down from its May finale (11.8 mil/1.4).

Over on ABC, Shark Tank returned to 7.5 mil/1.9, up from both its previous premiere and its May finale (6.7 mil/1.7).

Fox’s Utopia (1.9 mil/0.7) rose 25 percent and two tenths week-to-week, while a Gotham pilot encore did 2.5 mil/0.7. Over There, Fringe‘s Season 7 premiere* drew 2.9 million total viewers and a 1.0 rating.

The CW’s Masters of Illusion (1 mil/0.3) dropped 27 and 25 percent.

*This was humor. Fringe ended after Season 5.

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