cristela premiere ratings TV ratings: 'Cristela' starts fairly well as ABC and CBS split FridayFast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

The series premiere of “Cristela” posted decent ratings for ABC Friday night, building on its “Last Man Standing” lead-in and leading its half-hour in adults 18-49. The comedy block and “Shark Tank” helped ABC win the night in adults 18-49.

Per usual, CBS easily led the total-viewer race thanks to “Blue Bloods” and “Hawaii Five-0.” “The Amazing Race,” though, was down a bit.

CBS averaged 8.65 million viewers and a 5.4 rating/10 share in households for the night. ABC (6.3 million, 4.0/7) came in second, comfortably ahead of NBC’s 4.4 million viewers and 3.0/5. FOX (1.7 million, 1.1/2) beat out The CW (1.3 million, 0.8/1) for fourth.

ABC led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating. CBS (1.2) was the only other network to get above the 1.0 mark. NBC drew a 0.9, FOX a 0.6 and The CW a 0.5.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Last Man Standing” (6.6 million viewers, 4.1/8 households)/”Cristela” series premiere (6.6 million, 4.2/8)
CBS: “The Amazing Race” (6  million, 3.7/7)
NBC: “Bad Judge” rerun (3.6 million, 2.5/5)/”A to Z” rerun (2.2 million, 1.5/3)
FOX: “Utopia” (1.9 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” (1.5 million, 0.9/2)/”Whose Line” rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Cristela” (1.3)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.2 million, 5.8/10)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (7.3 million, 4.5/8)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: “Gotham” rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.8 million, 6.8/12)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.5 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: “20/20” (5.1 million, 3.5/6)

18-49 leader: All three networks tied at 1.2

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

Posted by:Rick Porter