Ratings: ABC's Friday Sitcoms Have Strong Start, Shark Tank Hits New Highs, Nikita Rises
Thank god it’s Friday sitcoms! ABC’s new line-up of week-ending comedy fare fared very well in its first foray, as Last Man Standing opened its sophomore run with 7.84 million total viewers and a 1.9 demo rating — down sharply from its series launch, sure, but up 19 and 12 percent from its freshman finale and delivering its best numbers since Feb. 7 and March 20, respectively.
Leading out of that, Reba McEntire’s Malibu Country …READ MORE
Ratings: Who Do You Think You Are? Hits High, Grimm Surges, Gifted Man Finale Up
NBC is singing a happy tune this morning, as a Reba McEntire-centric edition of …READ MORE
Ratings: Undercover Boss Gives CBS a Raise, Whitney Sings for 20/20, Nikita Up, Fringe Flat
CBS’ Friday scheduling shuffle paid some dividends in its first week, with Undercover Boss (10.7 million total viewers, 2.4 demo rating) improving on A Gifted Man‘s most recent performance as the lead-off hitter by 22 and 85 percent.
The Boss also gave CBS its most-watched and highest-rated 8 o’clock hour in almost three years, since Ghost Whisperer circa March 2009. READ MORE
Ratings: Opposite Globes and Football-Infused Fox, CBS' Boss and Good Wife Take Biggest Hits
NBC’s presentation of the Golden Globe Awards held steady year-to-year — which for the Peacock is a big ol’ W — but the big winner on Sunday night was Fox’s animated line-up, which saw its numbers significantly ‘tooned up by its NFL playoffs lead-in.
Opposite the Globes (which based on preliminary numbers appeared to be pretty much flat versus 2011), The Simpsons … READ MORE
CBS Tweaks Midseason Schedule, Moves Gifted Man Into CSI: NY's Slot
CBS is tinkering with its midseason schedule, moving Friday night drama A Gifted Man back an hour to make room for the return of Undercover Boss and benching CSI: NY for the six weeks this winter.
Additionally, The Amazing Race kicks off its 20th cycle on Sunday, Feb. 19. READ MORE
CBS Replaces David Spade's Rules With ¡Rob! Schneider, Schedules Undercover Boss' Return
CBS is replacing one Saturday Night Light alum with another.
The David Spade-starrer Rules of Engagement is being temporarily benched to make way for Rob Schneider’s new sitcom, ¡Rob! READ MORE
Save the Dates! CBS Announces May Finales
Placing fourth (behind NBC, The CW and ABC) in The Amazing Announce Your May Finales Race, CBS on Monday revealed its own slate of season-enders. It looks a little something like… READ MORE
CBS Renews Amazing Race, Undercover Boss
Amazing Racers will keep running and company bosses will remain undercover, now that CBS has renewed its two Sunday-night reality series for new seasons. READ MORE