TV ratings: 'Unforgettable' and 'Blue Bloods' propel CBS to win in viewers, 'Shark Tank' earns ABC a demo win

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Fast National ratings for Friday, April 18, 2014

CBS didn't have its usual sizable lead on the total-viewer crown for Friday nights, as "Unforgettable" was its only show that was not a rerun. "Shark Tank" winning its time period and a strong showing by "20/20" had ABC right on CBS' heels in total viewers and gave the alphabet network the win in the 18-49 demo. Elsewhere, both "Grimm" and "Hannibal" were up for NBC.

In total viewers, CBS pulled out a win with 7.3 million and a 4.7 rating/9 share in households, followed closely by ABC at 6.4 million and a 4.0/7. NBC was third (4.96 million, 3.3/6), FOX was fourth (2.7 million, 1.7/3) and The CW was last (1.1 million, 0.7/1).

In the adults 18-49 demographic, ABC was on top with 1.5, followed by NBC and FOX (tied at 1.0), CBS at 0.8 and The CW at 0.3.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Unforgettable" (7.2 million viewers, 4.5/9 households)
NBC: "Dateline NBC" (5.5 million, 3.7/7)
ABC: "Last Man Standing" (5.2 million, 3.3/6)/"Last Man Standing" rerun (4 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.9 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: "Whose Line Is It Anyway" (1.4 million, 0.9/2)/"Whose Line Is It Anyway" rerun (1.3 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: "Last Man Standing" (1.1)

9 p.m.

ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.47 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "Grimm" (6.46 million, 4.3/8)
CBS: "Hawaii Five-0" rerun (6.44 million, 4.1/7)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
The CW: "Hart of Dixie" (805,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (1.6)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (8.4 million, 5.4/10)
ABC: "20/20" (8.2 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: "Hannibal" (2.9 million, 2.0/4)

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.
Photo/Video credit: CBS