blue bloods friday ratings cbs TV ratings: 'Blue Bloods' dips, but still wins; 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' shows strengthFast national ratings for Friday, December 20, 2014

While most networks were in full holiday rerun mode or airing holiday special, CBS’ new episodes of “Hawaii Five-0” and “Blue Bloods,” along with the special colorized version of the “I Love Lucy” Christmas special helped the network take Friday night.  “Lucy” showed particular strength, up about a million eyeballs from the usual 8 p.m. timeslot occupant, “Undercover Boss,” last week.

CBS pulled in an average of 9.4 million viewers and a 5.9 rating /10 household share to win the night. NBC eked out second place with 5.4 million and a 3.4/6, while ABC was right behind with 5.3 million and a 3.5/6. FOX came in fourth with 2.6 million and a 1.6/3, while The CW came in last with a mere 808,000 and a 0.5/1.

CBS may have won the night in total viewers, but it tied ABC in the adults 18-49 demo with a 1.2. NBC came in third with a 1.1, while FOX scraped by with a 0.7 and The CW eked out a 0.3

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “I Love Lucy Christmas Special” (8.6 million viewers, 5.3/10 households)
ABC: “Shark Tank” rerun (5 million, 3.3/6)
NBC: “It’s A Wonderful Life” 4.9 million, 3.1/5)
FOX: “Bones” rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “The Carrie Diaries” (874,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “I Love Lucy” (1.4)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Hawaii Five-0” (9.3 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: “It’s A Wonderful Life” (5.5 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “Shark Tank” rerun (5.4 million, 3.6/6)
FOX: “Happiness Is A Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown” (1.9 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: “Nikita” (741,000, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.3)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.1 million, 6.5/11)
NBC: “It’s A Wonderful Life” (5.6 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “20/20” (5.5 million, 3.8/7)

18-49 leader: “20/20” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” tied at 1.2

Ratings information includes live and
same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
Source: The Nielsen Company.