Friday TV ratings: Lincoln Rhyme ends with mixed results

It may have been Friday the 13th, but it wasn’t unlucky for too many shows in the TV ratings. While Lincoln Rhyme ended with mixed results, Blue Bloods was up.

Friday the 13th brought a lot of bad news for TV shows and movies currently still in production. However, it didn’t bring too much bad news when it came to the TV ratings. Here’s a look at how Mar. 13 fared.

The biggest show of the night was Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, airing its two-hour season finale. The first episode was certainly hopeful, ticking up 27% in the demo and 3% in the audience. It pulled the metrics up to their second best for the entire season.

However, those metrics ticked down during the second episode by 16% and 10% respectively. Sadly, this meant a series-low for the finale in the audience. This would usually mean bad news for the future of the show, but I have a feeling that due to the coronavirus halting production on so many pilots, including NBC’s Langdon, more bubble shows will make it through the May Sweeps than normal.

Lincoln Rhyme‘s second hour was the most disappointing of the night. MacGyver did see a 1.6% drop in the demo, but also a 3% uptick in the total audience. Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods continued with positive results. We know Hawaii Five-0 is ending after this season, but I have a feeling the other two will make it through.

Shark Tank had another great week, proving that Friday night is better for this unscripted show. There’s no doubt in my mind that there will be a second season. The positives continued into 20/20 on ABC.

Dateline was the only other show to see a downward tick in the audience, dropping 15% from the previous episode. I doubt this is a problem and it’s going to get another season.

Shark Tank was the show to win the demo this week. Blue Bloods won in the total audience.

Check out the Friday TV ratings for Mar. 13.

Next: 2019-2020 renewal scorecard: Are your favorite shows canceled or renewed

Which shows are you most concerned about? What do you take from the TV ratings? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Follow Hidden Remote for the latest in TV ratings and any cancellation/renewal news.