Now with a slightly softer lead-in, ABC’s Shark Tank returned on Friday to 4.9 million total viewers and a 1.2 rating (per finals), slipping 14 percent in the demo yet still eking out the nightly win.
Opening ABC’s line-up, The Toy Box opened to 4.1 mil and a 0.8, down a tick from the Last Man Standing/Dr. Ken combo’s most recent average.
Over on CBS, MacGyver (6.6 mil/0.9) and Hawaii Five-0 (8.8 mil/1.0) were flat, while Blue Bloods (9.8 mil/1.0) dipped a tenth to match its series low (while as usual copping Friday’s largest audience).
Leading out of a steady Rosewood (2.5 mil/0.5), Fox’s We the Jury debuted to 1.5 mil/0.4, down a tick from Sleepy Hollow‘s season average.
Elsewhere, The CW’s The Originals (1.08 mil/0.4) ticked up while Reign (710K/0.2) was flat…. NBC’s First Dates premiere (3.8 mil/0.8) was on par with Grimm‘s final season average.