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Fast National ratings for Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday night was loaded with reruns, particularly in the 9 p.m. hour. That means ratings overall for shows like “Shark Tank,” “Grimm,” “Kitchen Nightmares” and “The Carrie Diaries” were all down a good bit from where they were last week. “Happy Endings” meanwhile slipped from its higher totals back to its normal viewership of around 2.8 million viewers and a 2.0 rating/4 share in households.

ABC’s “20/20” scored the best 18-49 rating of the night, while CBS’ “Blue Bloods” had the biggest total audience, which is usual.

CBS easily won Friday’s total-viewer crown, averaging 8.2 million people and a 5.2 rating/9 share in households. ABC (4.3 million, 3.0/5) came in second. NBC took third with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.9/3. FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/3) was fourth, and The CW (955,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

CBS and ABC tied for the 18-49 demographic with a 1.2 rating, while NBC and FOX ties for 0.8. The CW trailed with 0.3.

]]> Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Undercover Boss” (6.8 million viewers, 4.4/8 households) 
NBC: “Fashion Star” (2.9 million, 2.0/4)
ABC: “Happy Endings” – two episodes (2.8 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” rerun (2.0 million, 1.3/2)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.4 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: “Undercover Boss” (1.3)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Vegas” (7.0 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: “Shark Tank” rerun (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: “Grimm” rerun (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” rerun (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” rerun (622,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.2)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.4 million, 6.3/11)
ABC: “20/20” (5.5 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: “Rock Center with Brian Williams” (2.1 million, 2.0/3)

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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Posted by:Terri Schwartz