Primetime Ratings: ‘Malibu Country' Gets Solid Start
Reba McEntire sitcom drives ‘Shark Tank' to series high as ABC wins Friday
By Andrea Morabito -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/3/2012 2:37:01 PM
Malibu built on its lead-in, the season premiere of Last Man Standing, which predictably fell in its move to Friday, down 47% from its Tuesday series premiere last fall to a 1.9. The Tim Allen vehicle did improve on year-ago occupant Extreme Makeover: Home Edition by 73%, however.
Buoyed by Malibu Country's solid performance, Shark Tank hit a series-high 2.3 rating in its time period premiere at 9 p.m. while 20/20 was up a tenth from last week to a 1.5.
ABC was first for the night with a 2.0 rating/6 share, followed by CBS and NBC, which tied for second with a 1.4 each.
The season premiere of CBS' Undercover Boss dropped 38% from its Friday premiere last February to a 1.5. CSI: NY grew a tenth to a 1.5 while Blue Bloods dipped a tenth to a 1.3.
NBC's benefit telethon Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together hosted by Matt Lauer delivered a 1.5 rating and 6.3 million viewers at 8 p.m. with Grimm down a tenth to a 1.8. Dateline fell 27% to a 1.1.
Fox was fourth with a 1.0/3, with the second part of Kitchen Nightmares' season premiere and Fringe each up a tenth from last week.
The CW trailed with a 0.4/1 for a steady America's Next Top Model and Nikita, which improved 50% week-over-week.
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