Fox’s ‘Enlisted’ Grows in New Timeslot, ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ Hits High

Fox's 'Enlisted' Grows New Timeslot, ABC's

'Bones,' '20/20' also standouts on the night

A timeslot swap has helped Fox expose more viewers to its new military-set family comedy “Enlisted,” which took advantage of a strong “Bones” lead-in to post its best scores to date on Friday.

After premiering to a low 0.7 demo rating/2 share on Jan. 10 and then dropping to a 0.6/2 one week later, “Enlisted” on Friday averaged a 1.0 rating/3 share and about 3.2 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen. That still tied it for third place among the Big Four in 18-49, but it’s a step in the right direction.

“Bones” kicked off the night strong for Fox (1.8/6 in 18-49, 7.4 million viewers overall), surging 20% (0.3) week-to-week for the show’s best scores in three airings in its new timeslot. (It may have picked up some viewers from CBS, whose “Undercover Boss” was a repeat.)

Raising Hope,” which had been airing at 9 p.m. coming out of “Bones,” slid to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and generated a 0.8/2 in 18-49 and 2.4 million viewers overall. It too was up in the demo from last week, when it did a 0.7 demo rating following a 1.5 for “Bones.

ABC continues to do well on Friday (except for sore spot “The Neighbors” at 8:30), as “Shark Tank” (2.2/6 in 18-49, 8.1 million viewers overall) and “20/20” (1.9/6 in 18-49, x.x million viewers overall) both hitting some season highs. In fact, “Shark Tank” set a series 18-49 record for a regular-timeslot episode.

This was the largest total-viewer number in four years for “20/20,” which featured David Muir’s report on a teacher who fell in love with a 15-year old student, as well as the return of Elizabeth Vargas after completing rehabilitation for alcohol.

NBC’s “Dracula” edged up for its finale (1.0/3 in 18-49, 3.1 million viewers overall), following “Grimm” (1.5/5 in 18-49, 5.9 million viewers overall), which matched its highest demo rating since Dec. 6 (and could round up in he nationals). Following the Peacock’s coverage of the Winter Olympics, “Hannibal” will air its second season on Fridays at 10.

CBS aired all repeats, with its best young-adult score coming for “Undercover Boss” at 8 (1.2/4 in 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall). Its encore “Blue Bloods” was the night’s most-watched show overall (9.7 million).

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  1. Jay's Carney says:

    Could they at least cut their hair and look like they were in the military…Nobody can play a soldier other than another soldier.

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