Ratings: ‘Constantine’ slides, ‘Hart of Dixie’ even, ‘Shark Tank’ sets record

Constantine -Depending on who you were, Friday night’s ratings were either very good or very bad.

Let’s begin with the bad news, mostly because it may be good to get that out of the way. The return of “Constantine” in its new timeslot (Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time) was hardly much of a winner, given that it drew just a 0.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic. While we don’t like to be too much of a negative person here, we do think that this is going to be an indictment-of-sorts on what the show’s future will ultimately be.

Meanwhile, “Hart of Dixie” is more clinging on for dear life. If it continues to draw 0.4 ratings for the rest of the season, we’re not completely ruling out that it could get a fifth season. This would be a better number than what we thought it would draw consistently on Fridays this year. The only problem is that The CW doesn’t have much real estate space, given that they have already renewed their entire fall schedule for another season.

The best news for anyone has to be “Shark Tank.” With over 8.5 million viewers last night, the show had its most-watched episode ever. Who thought this would happen for a show on Fridays that is several seasons old? Also, it drew a 2.2 rating in the demo, which is its best number that it has pulled there this season. Obviously, this show isn’t going anywhere; Mark Cuban has already signed on for more seasons after a previous dispute over his salary.

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