TV Ratings: CBS wins another Friday with 'Blue Bloods' leading the charge

Fast National ratings for Friday, March 2, 2012

It was another dominating effort for CBS with their formidable Friday night line-up of "Undercover Boss," "A Gifted Man" and "Blue Bloods."

The cop drama "Blue Bloods" ran away with the evening scoring 11.4 million viewers. This helped CBS win the evening with a total average viewership of 10.2 million (6.5 rating/11 share). ABC (5.9 million, 3.7/6) finished second, NBC (5.8 million, 3.8/6) came in third, FOX (2.7 million, 1.7/3) earned the fourth spot while The CW (0.96 million, 0.7/1) finished last.

CBS and ABC tied in adults 18-49 race with a 1.7 rating. NBC came in third with a 1.5 while FOX (1.1) and The CW (0.3) brought up the rear.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Undercover Boss" (9.6 million, 5.9/10)
NBC: "Who Do You Think You Are?" (7.6 million, 5.0/9)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (6.1 million, 3.7/6)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" re-run (2.6 million, 1/6/3)
The CW: "Nikita" re-run (0.9 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Undercover Boss" (2.0)

9 p.m.

"A Gifted Man" (9.7 million, 6.2/10)
ABC: "What Would You Do?" (5.9 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Grimm" (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" re-run (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: "Supernatural" re-run (1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: Tie - "Grimm" and "What Would You Do?" (1.7)

10 p.m.

"Blue Bloods" (11.4 million, 7.3/13)
ABC: "20/20" (5.7 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)

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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