ratings may 9 cbs TV Ratings: 'Hawaii Five 0', 'Blue Bloods' rise for finales, 'Shark Tank' drops

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 9, 2014 
With the TV season coming to a close, it was finales that garnered the most attention Friday earning CBS the win for the night.
“Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods” anchored the night for the network, both rising over the previous week. Still, it was “Shark Tank” that nabbed the top spot among adults 18-49, giving ABC the demographic win. Reruns of the first two hours of “24: Live Another Day” brought in significantly lower viewers than “Hell’s Kitchen” on FOX, while both “Whose Line Is It Anyway” and “Hart of Dixie” rose for The CW. “Hannibal’s” viewers also dropped, fresh on the heels of its renewal.
CBS earned 9.3 million viewers for the night and a 6.0 rating/11 share in households. It was followed by ABC (5.9 million, 3.8/7), NBC (4.2 million, 2.8/5), FOX (1.3 million, 1.0/2) and The CW (1.1 million, 0.8/1).
ABC led the adults 18-49 demo with a 1.5 rating, down from the previous Friday. CBS came in second with a 1.2, NBC trailed closely with a 1.1. The CW earned a 0.4, besting FOX’s 0.3.
Friday hour by hour: 
8 p.m.
CBS: “Unforgettable” season finale (7.3 million viewers, 4.8/9 households) 
NBC: “Dateline” (5.7 million, 3.9/7) 
ABC: “Shark Tank” rerun (4.4 million, 3.0/6)
The CW: “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (1.5 million, 0.9/2)/”Whose Line” rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/2)
FOX: “24: Live Another Day” rerun (1.3 million, 1.0/2)  
18-49 leader: “Dateline” (1.2) 
9 p.m.
CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” season finale (9.1 million, 5.9/10) 
ABC: “Shark Tank” (7.2 million, 4.5/8) 
NBC: “Grimm” (4.8 million, 3.2/6) 
FOX: “24: Live Another Day” rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2) 
The CW: “Hart of Dixie” (847,000, 0.6/1) 
18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.9) 
10 p.m.
CBS: “Blue Bloods” season finale (11.5 million, 7.4/13) 
ABC: “20/20” (6.2 million, 4.0/7) 
NBC: “Hannibal” (2.1 million, 1.4/3) 
18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.5)
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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Chris E. Hayner is equal parts nerd, crazy person and coffee. He watches too much TV, knows more about pro wrestling than you do and remembers every single show from the TGIF lineup. You may have seen him as a pro-shark protester in "Sharknado 3." His eventual memoir will be called "You're Wrong, Here's Why..." TV words to live by: "I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing."