‘Last Man Standing’ Keeps Friday Ratings Hold While CBS Scores Double Win

‘Last Man Standing’ Keeps Friday Ratings Hold While CBS Scores Double Win

February 24, 2019

Fox’s Last Man Standing (0.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, 4.61 million viewers) fell two tenths from last week but still ended Friday as the night’s top-rated show in primetime. But a drama lineup led by back-to-back fresh episodes of Hawaii Five-0 (0.8. 7.07M at 9 PM and the night’s most-watched show, and 0.8, 6.95M at 10 PM) gave CBS the nightly win in both the demo and total viewers.

CBS’ night started with MacGyver (0.8, 6.57M), a tenth behind Standing in the demo but tops in the hour in viewers in a time slot that included the first of back-to-back episodes of The Blacklist (0.6, 4.34M at 8, a season viewer high, and 0.6, 3.99M at 9) on NBC, and Fresh Off the Boat (0.6, 3.08M), down a tenth, on ABC.

Elsewhere for Fox, The Cool Kids (0.7, 3.80M) returned to a series low at 8:30 PM. At 9, Proven Innocent (0.4, 2.09M), the new legal drama from Fox and Danny Strong, dipped a tenth in its second week and a full half-point from its Standing lead-in.

ABC wrapped its comedy block with an even Speechless (0.5, 2.28M) at 8:30 which led in to a two-hour 20/20 (0.7, 3.79M). The newsmag again topped NBC’s rival Dateline (0.5, 3.09M) head to head at 10, with the latter returning from a week off to match its previous demo number.

The CW aired reruns.

Overall, CBS (0.8, 6.86M) won the night followed in the demo by Fox (0.7, 3.55M), which was No. 3 in viewers after NBC (0.6, 3.81M), which tied with ABC (0.6, 3.05M) in the demo. The CW (0.2, 890,000) followed.

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