Ratings: MacGyver ties Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods; Tom Selleck show wins viewers

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What are some of the ratings for Friday night’s TV lineup? It shouldn’t really shock too many people out there that Blue Bloods is coming out on top.

Because of college football airing on Fox (meaning that there was no new episode of Last Man Standing on the air), the CBS series with Tom Selleck tied for #1 on the night in the 18-49 demographic alongside the other two Friday CBS shows in MacGyver and Hawaii Five-0. For MacGyver in particular, we consider this to be the biggest win given that it tends to often finish in third place among the three. This is also a particularly welcome sign for MacGyver given the fairly-tumultuous week out there with reports of George Eads departing later this season. While we do think that there will be some who are bummed to see him go, we think this show’s particular method of storytelling should be able to survive his exit. There are enough other great cast members within this world that the Lucas Till series should end up being just fine.

When it comes to total viewers, meanwhile, Blue Bloods ended up winning with a rather-impressive total of over 8.4 million. We still don’t think that this show gets enough credit for convincing this many people all over the country to watch television late on a Friday night — there have been so few other series over the years that have been able to pull this off, and we really do think that it’s a combination of smart casting and also storytelling that just so happens to appeal to a rather wide audience.

Other news of note

Last night’s episode of Blindspot, after returning from a Black Friday hiatus, ended up posting a 0.5 rating in the demo. Meanwhile, Midnight, Texas ended up declining versus its previous episode, finishing with a 0.4 rating as a whole. Both Dynasty and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend posted 0.2 ratings over on The CW, which shouldn’t really come as that much of a surprise to anyone who has been following things closely as of late.

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