It was supposed to be goodbye to Blue blood last night. But it’s just goodbye, as CBS’s long-running crime drama returns for another season.
The two-hour season finale drew the night’s biggest audience, tying the demo lead with a 0.5 for its two hourly segments, and scoring the night’s biggest audience at 6.82 million. viewers for its second hour.
Family drama was also the first among adults aged 25 to 54 (0.9) and adults aged 18 to 49 (0.5).
This brought the night for CBS to an overall network victory. That despite the low lead of the special The queen continues, which gave a 0.2.
CBS’s first-run drama has garnered viewers on Friday every week this season (17 straight wins).
Elsewhere, ABC Shark aquarium, the Eternal Friday Night Champion, got a score of 0.5. The big winners of the evening were two entrepreneurs who turned their floating grill into a deal.
At NBC, The blacklist continued to a 0.3, as the plot around Elizabeth and Red Reddington continued to dance.
Fox WWE Friday Night SmackDown came to a 0.4 for its WrestleMania Backlash go-home edition of SmackDown. In the main event, Cesaro faced Jimmy Uso in Uso’s first game in over a year.
Finally the CW saw Charm and Dynasty both at 0.1, but both up sharply after last week in full viewership.
Newsmags 20/20 (ABC) and Dateline (NBC) have yet to release their figures.