Foxs Last Man Standing was back on top in the Friday prime time demo ratings race, returning from a brief break to score a 1.1/6 and a 5.48 million audience, staying even with its last episode.
The strong start on the evening helped boost sitcom The Cool Kids, which followed with a 0.9/4 and 4.33 audience, again holding steady. Hells Kitchen concluded the Fox night with a 0.9/4, 2.69 million audience, up a tenth.
ABCs Fresh Off the Boat (0.6/3 and 2.81 million) and Speechless (0.5/2, 2.05) were down a tenth. But the Victorias Secret Holiday Fashion Show did a 0.4/2, 1.92 million audience, and managed to help ABCs 20/20 grow in total viewers, the newsmag scoring an 0.5/3, 2.84 million audience.
On CBS, MacGyver held steady with an 0.7/3, 6.39 million. But Hawaii Five-O (0.8/4, 7.78 million) and Blue Bloods (0.9/4, 8.77 million) both rose a tenth. The network was the overall winner among its competitors, scoring a 7.65 tally in total viewers and easily out-distancing the others.
NBCs Blindspot (0.5/2, 2.83 million), Midnight, Texas (0.4/2, 1.88) and Dateline (0.5/3, 2.84 million_ all held steady.
The CW saw Dynasty holding at 0.2/1, 0.59), but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend was down at 0.1/1, 0.39 million.