ABC’s Dr. Ken saw 6.7 million total patients while scoring a 1.5 rating with its Friday premiere (per finals), improving on Cristela‘s year-ago launch in the time slot (6.5 mil/1.3) and delivering the greatest demo build ever (+17%) on a Last Man Standing lead-in.
The freshman sitcom also was Friday’s No. 1-rated scripted program. TVLine readers gave the premiere an average grade of “C.”
Opening ABC’s night, Last Man Standing (6.6 mil/1.2) ticked up from its season opener. At 9 pm, Shark Tank (6.8 mil/1.7) added eyeballs while steady in the demo.
CBS | The Amazing Race (6 mil/1.2) and Blue Bloods (11.4 mil/1.3) grew in audience while flat in the demo, while Hawaii Five-0 (9.2 mil/1.1) ticked up from last week’s series low.
THE CW | Masters of Illusion (1.3 mil/0.3) ticked down a tenth, while Top Model returned to Friday with 1.1 mil/0.4, dipping in audience but steady in the demo versus its most recent Wednesday airing.