TV ratings: Viewers down because of reruns, 'Blue Bloods' leads the night

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Fast National ratings for Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday night was loaded with reruns, particularly in the 9 p.m. hour. That means ratings overall for shows like "Shark Tank," "Grimm," "Kitchen Nightmares" and "The Carrie Diaries" were all down a good bit from where they were last week. "Happy Endings" meanwhile slipped from its higher totals back to its normal viewership of around 2.8 million viewers and a 2.0 rating/4 share in households.

ABC's "20/20" scored the best 18-49 rating of the night, while CBS' "Blue Bloods" had the biggest total audience, which is usual.

CBS easily won Friday's total-viewer crown, averaging 8.2 million people and a 5.2 rating/9 share in households. ABC (4.3 million, 3.0/5) came in second. NBC took third with 2.8 million viewers and a 1.9/3. FOX (2.3 million, 1.5/3) was fourth, and The CW (955,000, 0.6/1) trailed.

CBS and ABC tied for the 18-49 demographic with a 1.2 rating, while NBC and FOX ties for 0.8. The CW trailed with 0.3.

Photo/Video credit: CBS