shark tank ratings sept 14 TV ratings: 'Shark Tank' helps ABC score a Friday winFast National ratings for Friday, Sept. 14, 2012

The season premiere of “Shark Tank” and a pair of news programs carried ABC to an across-the-board ratings win Friday night. “America’s Next Top Model” hit a (modest) high for its current cycle as well.

ABC averaged 5.9 million viewers and a 3.8 rating/7 share in households for the evening, topping second-place CBS (4.8 million, 3.2/6) by a little more than a million viewers. NBC (3.1 million, 2.1/4) edged FOX (3 million, 2.0/4) for third. The CW drew 1.1 million people and a 0.8/1.

ABC was the only network to score above a 1.0 rating among adults 18-49, finishing with a 1.8. NBC took second in the demographic with a 0.9, and CBS and FOX tied for third at 0.7. The CW posted a 0.5.

]]>8 p.m. ABC: “Shark Tank” season premiere (6.3 million viewers, 3.9/7 households)
CBS: “Undercover Boss” rerun (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
NBC: “Guys With Kids” rerun (3.3 million, 2.2/4)/”Go On” rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/4)
FOX: “Touch” (2.9 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1.5 million, 1.0/2) 18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.7) 9 p.m. ABC: “What Would You Do?” (5.4 million, 3.3/6)
CBS: “CSI: NY” rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (3.1 million, 2.1/4)
NBC: “Grimm” rerun (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “Nikita” rerun (742,000, 0.5/1) 18-49 leader: “What Would You Do?” (1.7) 10 p.m. ABC: “20/20” (6.1 million, 4.1/7)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (4.9 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: “Dateline” (3.8 million, 2.6/5) 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 Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

Posted by:Rick Porter