blue bloods feb16 cbs TV ratings: CBS scores on Friday with 'Blue Bloods' and 'Undercover Boss'Fast National ratings for Friday, April 27, 2012

Another Friday night, another “Blue Bloods” ratings win. As usual, CBS scored the most viewers as folks tuned in for new episodes of “Undercover Boss,” “CSI: NY” and its anchor show, “Blue Bloods,” which drew the highest ratings of any show of the night.

CBS naturally won the night, averaging 8.7 million viewers and a 5.6 rating/10 share, while ABC and NBC battled for second place. The former came out on top with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.2/6, while NBC got 4.6 million viewers and a 3.1/6. Rounding up the networks were FOX (3.5 million, 2.2/4) and The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/2).

CBS also managed to eke out a win in the 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating, while ABC got a 1.3, NBC a 1.2, Fox a 1.1 and The CW a 0.5.

Ratings hour-by-hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Undercover Boss” (7.1 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.4 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: “The Finder” (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Undercover Boss” (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” (9.0 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “Grimm” (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
ABC: ” Primetime: What Would You Do?” (4.0 million, 2.6/4)

“Fringe” (3.1 million, 2.0/3)

The CW:
“Supernatural” (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “CSI: NY” and “Grimm” (1.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.2 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: “20/20” (4.9 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (4.1 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: “Blue Bloods” and “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.

Posted by:Jean Bentley