TV ratings: 'Blue Bloods' returns to win the night, while 'Shark Tank' tops 18-49

tom-selleck-blue-bloods-friday-ratings-cbs.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013

CBS' night of premieres on Friday found the network on top, with the season premiere of "Blue Bloods" trouncing the competition in terms of total viewers. In its new night and time, "Hawaii Five-0" was no slouch, either, coming in second for the night on overall audience.

ABC's "Shark Tank," while scoring relatively fewer total eyeballs, put up a considerable fight in the 18-49 race, topping that demo for the night with a 1.9 average rating.

CBS dominated the night with 9.6 million viewers and a 6.0 rating/11 share in households. NBC (5.6 million, 3.8/7) edged ABC (5.4 million, 3.5/6) for second. FOX (3.5 million, 2.1/4) finished a distant fourth. The CW (852,000, 0.6/1) rounded out the night.

The Eye also topped the 18-49 race with a 1.6 rating, besting ABC's 1.4. FOX came in third with a 1.3, followed by NBC, 1.1, and The CW, 0.3.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Undercover Boss" season premiere (8.1 million viewers, 5.1/9 households)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" (5.6 million, 3.7/7)/"The Neighbors" (4.1 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: "Masterchef Junior" premiere (4.2 million, 2.5/5)
NBC: "The Michael J. Fox Show" reruns (4 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: "Perfect Score" season finale (811,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: "Masterchef Junior" (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" season premiere (9.3 million, 5.9/10)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.7 million, 4.1/7)
NBC: "Dateline" season premiere (6.2 million, 4.2/7)
FOX: "Sleepy Hollow" rerun (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (992,000, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods" season premiere (11.4 million, 7.1/13)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.8 million, 4.6/8)
ABC: "20/20" (4.6 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: "Blue Bloods" (1.7)

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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