shark tank season premiere abc ratings TV ratings: ABC's 'Last Man Standing,' 'Shark Tank' premieres lead the night

Fast National ratings for Friday, Sept. 20, 2013

ABC’s first Friday back of new fall programming set the network above its competition. The season premieres on “Shark Tank,” “Last Man Standing” and “The Neighbors” led the network to earn the top spot in their respective time slots.

In ratings, viewership and the adults 18-49 demo, ABC placed No. 1 across the board. Even “20/20” beat out its competition, only narrowly surpassing a rerun of “Blue Bloods.”

The competition should be stiffer next week, when the rest of the networks will put their reruns away and start rolling out their new fall programming.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Last Man Standing” (6.6 million viewers, 4.2/8 households)/”The Neighbors” (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: “Undercover Boss” rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Betty White’s Off Their Rockers” rerun (3.0 million viewers, 2.1/4)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: “Perfect Score” (769,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Last Man Standing” (1.5)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Shark Tank” (6.5 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.0 million, 3.5/6)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Sleepy Hollow” rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.7)

10 p.m.

ABC: “20/20” (6.0 million, 3.9/7)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (5.9 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.6 million, 3.8/7)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.4)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Posted by:Terri Schwartz