blue bloods s5 premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Blue Bloods' dominates, 'Shark Tank' strong, 'Amazing Race' plummets on FridayFast National ratings for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.

Friday night was full of premieres and no real surprises. CBS won the night thanks to steady premieres for “Blue Bloods” and “Hawaii Five-0.” However, it wasn’t all good news for CBS as former hit “Amazing Race” took a nosedive, receiving its lowest numbers to date.

FOX reality concept “Utopia” continues to decline, despite introducing a voting component to the series.

CBS was the night’s winner, averaging an estimated
8.36 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/10 share in households. ABC came in second with 6.9 million viewers and a 4.5/8. NBC (6.17 million, 4.1/8) came in third. FOX (2.18 million, 1.4/3) trailed behind the network competition. The CW received the night’s lowest numbers with 798,000 viewers and 0.5/1.

“Shark Tank
opened strong for ABC and helped the network to a win among adults
18-49; the Alphabet averaged 1.7 for the night. CBS and NBC tied for
second at 1.2. FOX and The CW came in considerably behind with 0.7 and
0.2 respectfully.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Shark Tank” (6.8 million viewers, 4.4/9 households)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” (5.5 million, 3.5/7)
NBC: The Mysteries of Laura” rerun (4.8 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: “Utopia” (1.9 million, 1.2/2)
CW: “Masters of Illusion” (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (8.9 million, 5.7/10)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (7.4 million, 4.8/9)
NBC: “Dateline” (6.5 million, 4.3/8)
FOX: “Gotham” rerun (2.5 million, 1.5/3)
CW: “Whose Line Is It Anyway” rerun (560,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (2.0)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.6 million, 6.7/12)
NBC: “Dateline” (7.2 million, 4.8/9)
ABC: “20/20” (6.4 million, 4.4/8)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All
numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen

Posted by:Sarah Huggins