Ratings: Cristela Opens Strong (Grade ABC's New Friday Sitcom), Race Dips

Cristela Premiere Ratings

ABC’s Cristela premiered on Friday night to 6.6 million total viewers and a 1.3 rating (per finals), making it the fall’s second-most watched comedy debut (behind black-ish) and the first sitcom to build on its Last Man Standing lead-in since Malibu Country in November 2012.

Versus The Neighbors‘ year-ago premiere, Cristela was up 43 and 8 percent.

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Opening ABC’s night, Last Man (6.5 mil/1.2) dipped a tenth week-to-week. And at 9 pm, Shark Tank (7.3 mil/2.0) was up a tenth.

Over on CBS, The Amazing Race (5.9 mil/1.1) dipped a tenth, Hawaii Five-0 (9.2 mil/1.2) shed some eyeballs and a tenth in the demo and Blue Bloods (11.1 mil/1.3) ticked up a tenth.

The CW’s Whose Line (1.5 mil/0.6) popped two tenths, while Top Model (1 mil/0.4) was flat…. Fox’s Utopia (1.9 mil/0.7) ticked up.

Shark Tank led Friday in the demo, while Blue Bloods drew the largest audience.

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