Ratings: ‘The Amazing Race’ even; ‘Blue Bloods’ solid; ‘Hawaii Five-0’ at series low

Frank -The official ratings are in now for Friday night’s season premieres, and we cannot say that we are too surprised by any of them.

The good news for “The Amazing Race” is that if nothing else, it is at least solid. The start of season 27 drew in total a 1.1 rating in the 18-49 demographic, which is the same number it generated for the show last year. This episode brought us the demise of one of the more popular teams preseason (no direct spoilers here), but we don’t think that it will impact the ratings all that much when the dust settles.

The big surprise was to see “Blue Bloods” actually rise to a 1.3 rating for its first episode this season. When it comes to total viewers, there has never been a question about this show being a beast. The primary issue has been more getting the younger crowd to watch. So long as it remains CBS’ most-watched show on Friday and it is affordable to make, we do not imagine it going anywhere.

Now, we turn to who is the real loser of the even insofar as numbers go in “Hawaii Five-0.” Despite a much-hyped premiere that was all about treasure-hunting, the show generated only a 1.0 that marks its series low. We just don’t see it coming back once again if it does not improve over the course of the season.

One last ratings note here is that despite having Ashton Kutcher as a guest Shark, “Shark Tank” did slip slightly versus season 6 in drawing a 1.6 rating, proving once again that people are watching for the products rather than the people listening to the pitches.

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