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TV ratings: 'Hannibal' Season 2 premieres lower in Friday night time slot

Fast national ratings for Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 It shouldn't really come as a surprise that NBC's "Hannibal" premiered to lower ratings than its Season 1 bow on its Friday night debut -- that's just what happens when shows move to Friday night -- but there's good news for the serial killer drama: While the Season 2 premiere was down from its first Season 1 outing, it still managed to beat the last five episodes of Season 1 and perform better than its fall counterpart, "Dracula." CBS won the night in overall viewers with an average of 9.9 million people tuning in for the first Olympics-less Friday in a month and a 6.2 rating/11 household share. A new episode of "Blue Bloods" managed to draw the most viewers of the night -- 11.8 million -- with "Hawaii Five-0's" 10.4 million viewers coming in close behind. ABC came in second with an average 6.9 million viewers... //

'Blue Bloods': Missing-child case is familiar to Danny

Can a long-unsolved case still have a positive outcome?Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) got an answer in "Open Secrets," Friday's (Feb. 28) episode of CBS' "Blue Bloods"written by executive producer Ian Biederman and directed by TV veteran Eric Laneuville.Danny and Maria (Marisa Ramirez) were called to a school from which a youngster named Jenna had disappeared, a crossing guard telling them she'd seen the girl atypically get into a car rather than walk home. The situation brought back troubling memories for Danny, who'd failed to locate a missing girl named Allie years earlier and still was visited regularly by her father Joseph (guest star Patrick Breen), who continued to maintain hope she'd be found.Erin (Bridget Moynahan) was handling the potential prosecution of Diana Del Rio (guest star Caroline Strong), who claimed she had a bipolar condition that caused her to fatally run over her building's superintendent. The defendant's lawyer, real-life attorney Bruce Cutler (again guest-starring as himself),... //

Blue Bloods Season 4 Episode 16 “Insult to Injury”

Blue Bloods  “Insult to Injury” Season 4 episode 16 airs Friday, March 7 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  “Insult to Injury” — When Danny takes a call from a woman who is threatening to kill herself along with the man who killed her parents in a drunk driving accident, he rushes to find her. Meanwhile, Frank accompanies his grandson, Sean, on a class field trip and struggles to get the lead chaperone to loosen the reigns so the kids can have fun, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, March 7 (10:01-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Read More.... //

Blue Bloods Season 4 Episode 15 “Open Secrets”

Blue Bloods  “Open Secrets” Season 4 episode 15 airs Friday, February 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Episode Synopsis:  “Open Secrets” — When Danny and Baez investigate the kidnapping of a young girl who disappeared after school, it brings back difficult memories for Danny, who worked on a similar unsolved case many years ago. Meanwhile, Frank butts heads with Inspector General Kelly Peterson when he refuses to divulge information about a program that allows Frank to oversee intelligence officers abroad, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Feb. 28 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Criminal defense attorney Bruce Cutler, known for representing high-profile organized crime figures, guest stars as himself. Read More... //

TV Ratings: Olympics dominate a repeat-filled Friday night

Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 21, 2014Continuing the trend, the 2014 Winter Olympics reigned supreme over all other programming Friday night. Everything else was a repeat, outside of new episodes of "Shark Tank" and "20/20" on ABC, but even they could hold a candle to one of the final days of the games.Even still, the Olympics were down a bit from Thursday.That didn't mean the other networks could pose much of a challenge though, as they were all dwarfed by NBC, which peaked at 15.6 million at 9 p.m. CBS' night of "Blue Bloods" reruns came in a distant second, with a peak audience of 6.8 million viewers at 10 p.m.Overall, NBC managed 14.5 million viewers with an 8.6 rating/7 share in households. They were followed by CBS with 6.1 million viewers (4.0/7), ABC's 5.4 million viewers (3.5/6), FOX with 2.3 million viewers (1.4/2) and The CW pulling up the rear with 968,000 viewers... //

TV Ratings: Olympics dominate repeats and Valentine's Day programs

Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 14, 2014It's no surprise that the 2014 Winter Olympics dominated television on Friday, Feb. 14. With almost all other networks showing repeats or Charlie Brown specials, there wasn't much chance of toppling the Winter Games. Even new episodes of "Enlisted" and "Raising Hope" on FOX didn't stand much of chance.The Olympics dipped somewhat in viewers between Thursday and Friday, even with the highly anticipated men's figure-skating finals. An average of 19.1 million viewers tuned in to the NBC primetime broadcast.Still, that number dwarfed the nearest competition, a repeat of "Hawaii Five-0" on CBS at 9 p.m. Dismal numbers for new programming were represented by "Enlisted" (1.8 million viewers), "Raising Hope" (1.5 million) and "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (0.86 million).Overall, NBC's 19.1 million viewers led to a 11.0 rating/19 share in households. CBS followed with 5.4 million viewers (3.5/6). ABC (4.3 million, 2.8/5), FOX (2.4 million, 1.5/3) and... //

'Blue Bloods': Biggest audience since series premiere

By James Hibberd CBS drama draws 12.8M total viewers on Friday; ''Shark Tank'' wins in adult demo.   Read More... //

‘Blue Bloods’ Heading to Hulu Plus

Blue Bloods  is the latest CBS series to make its way to Hulu. Following the lead of hits like  Elementary  and  The Good Wife ,  Blue Bloods  becomes the latest series to join Hulu’s lineup as part of the streaming service and CBS’s deal. Later this year, the first four seasons of the Tom Selleck-led series will be available to Hulu Plus viewers. Read More... //

'Blue Bloods' Poised to Ink Multi-Platform Syndication Deal

CBS is expected to announce an SVOD deal for the Tom Selleck crime drama as well as pacts with both WGN America and ION.              //

'Blue Bloods' Season 4, episode 14: Donnie Wahlberg directs 'Manhattan Queens'

Someone who certainly knows the turf called the shots on the latest "Blue Bloods."Series co-star Donnie Wahlberg made his directing debut on the CBS police drama with Friday's (Jan. 31) episode, "Manhattan Queens." He also continued to have a major presence in his weekly role as Detective Danny Reagan, who began the hour hiking through woods with partner Maria (Marisa Ramirez) to the location of a decomposing body.Maria noted the expensive dress on the victim, who also sported a wig Danny referenced ... prompting him to reason the cops were onto "a story with an unhappy ending."As Nicky (Sami Gayle) left for school, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) walked part of the way with her, dressed for a morning run. After the mother and daughter separated, Erin noticed a van seemed to be following her. She turned into an alley, and as she looked back at the vehicle, a blanket was thrown over her and she was... //