TV Ratings: CBS, NBC duke it out, 'Miami Medical' is most-watched Friday

miami-medical-320-pilot.jpgFast national ratings for Friday, April 2.

Although CBS won the evening with viewers, NBC was right there nipping on its heels and snagged the households crown. Also, CBS' debut of "Miami Medical" did well for itself, pulling in 7.6 million viewers, the most for any program on network TV that night. ABC's "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" slipped from its strong rerun performance the week before.

CBS took in an average of 6.5 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/8 share for the night. NBC was breathing down its neck with 6.4 million viewers and a 4.3/8 as well. Third place went to ABC with 4.2 million and a 2.8/5, then FOX, 3.2 million and 2.1/4 and finally The CW, 1.6 million and 1.0/2.

The adults 18-49 went to NBC just barely with a 1.5 rating. CBS was also in contention with a 1.4 followed by ABC, 1.3, FOX, 1.2, and The CW, 0.7.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Ghost Whisperer" (5.91 million viewers, 3.9/8 households)
NBC: "Who Do You Think You Are?" (5.89 million, 4.0/8)
ABC: "Wife Swap" (3.6 million, 2.4/5)
FOX: "House" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: "Smallville" (1.99 million, 1.3/3)

18-49 leader: "Who Do You Think You Are?" (1.4)

9 p.m.

NBC: "Dateline NBC" (6.6 million, 4.4/8)
CBS: "Medium" (6.2 million, 4.0/8)
ABC: "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" rerun (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.3 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" tied with "Kitchen Nightmares" rerun (1.5)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Miami Medical" series premiere (7.6 million, 4.8/9)
NBC: "Dateline NBC" (6.7 million, 4.4/8)
ABC: "20/20" (4.9 million, 3.3/6)

18-49 leader: "Miami Medical" tied with "Dateline NBC" (1.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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