TV ratings: 'Happy Endings' rises a little Friday while 'Vegas' struggles

happy-endings-april-5-ratings.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, April 5, 2013

"Happy Endings" ticked up in its second week on Fridays, rising three tenths of a point in the 18-49 demographic over last week and providing a glimmer of positive news for the on-the-bubble show. CBS' "Vegas," however, struggled in its first Friday airing, failing to reach a 1.0 rating in adults 18-49.

ABC's "Shark Tank" scored the best 18-49 rating of the night, while CBS' "Blue Bloods" had the biggest total audience, as it usually does. "Grimm" scored its best 18-49 rating in four weeks for NBC.

CBS easily won Friday's total-viewer crown, averaging 8.9 million people and a 5.8 rating/10 share in households. ABC (5.2 million, 3.3/6) came in second. NBC took third with 3.7 million viewers and a 2.4/4. FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/3) was fourth, and The CW (924,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

ABC led the 18-49 demographic with a 1.6 rating, beating out CBS' 1.3. NBC managed only a 0.9, but that was still good enough for third. FOX averaged a 0.6 and The CW a 0.2.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Undercover Boss" (8.45 million viewers, 5.4/10 households)
ABC: "Happy Endings" - two episodes (3 million, 1.9/4)
NBC: "Fashion Star" (2.6 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" rerun (2.2 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: "Nikita" (1.3 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: "Undercover Boss" (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"Vegas" (7.6 million, 4.9/8)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.8 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: "Grimm" (5 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "Touch" (2.4 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "Cult" (589,000, 0.4/1)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (2.1)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Blue Bloods" (10.8 million, 6.9/12)
ABC: "20/20" (5.8 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: "Rock Center with Brian Williams" (3.5 million, 2.4/4)

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.

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