ratings april 18 2014 unforgettable shark tank TV ratings: 'Unforgettable' and 'Blue Bloods' propel CBS to win in viewers, 'Shark Tank' earns ABC a demo win

Fast National ratings for Friday, April 18, 2014

CBS didn’t have its usual sizable lead on the total-viewer crown for Friday nights, as “Unforgettable” was its only show that was not a rerun. “Shark Tank” winning its time period and a strong showing by “20/20” had ABC right on CBS’ heels in total viewers and gave the alphabet network the win in the 18-49 demo. Elsewhere, both “Grimm” and “Hannibal” were up for NBC.

In total viewers, CBS pulled out a win with 7.3 million and a 4.7 rating/9 share in households, followed closely by ABC at 6.4 million and a 4.0/7. NBC was third (4.96 million, 3.3/6), FOX was fourth (2.7 million, 1.7/3) and The CW was last (1.1 million, 0.7/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC was on top with 1.5, followed by NBC and FOX (tied at 1.0), CBS at 0.8 and The CW at 0.3.

Friday hour by hour:
8 p.m.
CBS: “Unforgettable” (7.2 million viewers, 4.5/9 households)
NBC: “Dateline NBC” (5.5 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” (5.2 million, 3.3/6)/”Last Man Standing” rerun (4 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (2.9 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: “Whose Line Is It Anyway” (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/”Whose Line Is It Anyway” rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/2)
18-49 leader: “Last Man Standing” (1.1)
9 p.m.
ABC: “Shark Tank” (6.47 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: “Grimm” (6.46 million, 4.3/8)
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” rerun (6.44 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (805,000, 0.6/1)
18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.6)
10 p.m.
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (8.4 million, 5.4/10)
ABC: “20/20” (8.2 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: “Hannibal” (2.9 million, 2.0/4)
18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.8)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All
numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen
Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."