One week after its second season debut, Fox’s Touch (0.7/2) took a hit last night. The Kiefer Sutherland drama fell 22% from its two-hour February 8 premiere. Touch’s overall viewership headed southward as well, down to 2.52 million from the 3.77 million who watched last week’s debut. Touch wasn’t the only show dealing with the second week straits Friday night. CBS’s new reality show The Job (0.7/2) also took a blow. The Mark Burnett and Michael Davis produced series about seeking your dream job also fell 22% last night. The 8 PM airing of The Job was watched by 3.37 million on Friday night, down from last week’s 4.11 million.
Other CBS shows Friday felt some hurt too. CSI: NY (1.2/4) was down 25% from its February 8 show to match a season low for the drama procedural. Blue Bloods (1.4/4), on the other hand, took only a slight downward turn. The Tom Selleck-lead police series was down 7% from last week’s 1.5/5. Blue Bloods was the most watched show of the night with 10.62 million viewers.
Over on ABC there were some dips and falls too last night as well as a rise. Last Man Standing (1.4/5) was down 7% from last week while fellow comedy Malibu Country (1.1/4) took a 15% fall. Shark Tank (1.8/6) was even with last week and 20/20 (1.5/5) closed out the night with a 15% rise from its February 8 show. Back after two weeks, Kitchen Nightmare (1.1/4) was up 10% from its February 1 show The Gordon Ramsey hosted Fox series also saw a 10% rise in overall viewership, up to 3.2 million from 2.9 million. NBC kicked off its Friday news night with a two-hour Dateline NBC (1.3/4), which slipped 7% from its last show a week ago. Last week Brian Williams jokingly remarked upon his show’s recent movement all over the schedule but now in its second week in its new Friday slot, Rock Center (1.1/3) must be finding some stable footing. The news mag show dipped just 8% from its February debut in the Friday 10 PM slot. Not bad when you consider how Rock Center roared into the slot last week, up 63% from its last airing in its previous Thursday slot on January 24. Also not bad when you consider that the show is up 10% in the 18-49 and up 32% in total viewers compared to its Thursday night averages earlier this season. CBS won the night in terms of overall viewers with 7.499 million while ABC was tops in the adults 18-49 demo.
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