With the holidays quickly approaching, it is becoming more and more clear that the majority of people out there are looking to engage in some other hobbies other than watching television or have some parties / events to attend — after all, we’ve just gotten wind of the ratings for Friday night’s television lineup, and the numbers were all for the most part down across the board.
CBS – Here is one of the few places where there was a little bit more of a silver lining. The latest episode of “Blue Bloods” improved ever so slightly to a 1.2 rating, though it’s not a substantial-enough increase to really create a dent in the minds of most people. “Hawaii Five-0” slipped slightly, but still tied for #1 on the night with a 1.2. “MacGyver” fell to a 1.0, but we do get the sense that the majority of people out there are still pleased with what the show is bringing them at this point. It got off to a bumpy ride, but it’s gotten better from here.
ABC – Great news for “Last Man Standing” (1.1), as it came so close to being #1 on the night. If that continues, we have a hard time envisioning that the show is going to be going off of the air anytime soon. “Dr. Ken” was reasonably steady with a 0.8, but the biggest news that “Shark Tank” drew a 1.0 rating, its lowest of the season and one of the lowest of the entire series. Mind you, we don’t think this show is going anywhere given that it costs so little to make beyond paying the people involved, but it’s still worth noting the slow decline of what was once a destroyer of worlds on Friday night.
NBC – “Caught on Camera” drew a 0.6, while “Dateline” posted a 1.1. We don’t cover these shows, so moving on…
FOX – “Hell’s Kitchen” somehow manages to still be steady with a 1.0 rating despite almost nobody talking about it at the moment. Meanwhile, “The Exorcist” dropped slightly to a 0.6.
The CW – “The Vampire Diaries” managed to keep most of the 0.4 rating that it posted in the prior week, while “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” which followed it on the air, continued to be woefully low at a 0.2 rating. This is a very good show, but one that probably does not have a long life in store for it.
For some more “Five-0” news in particular, head over here to read our full review of this past episode. (Photo: CBS.)