TV Ratings: CBS wins another Friday

medium-sofia-vasilieva-patricia-arquette-320.jpg Fast National ratings for Friday, May 7, 2010

CBS once again claimed victory for a quiet Friday ratings-wise. It had competition from ABC, however, in the 18-49 adult demo.

The season premiere of NBC's "Friday Night Lights" returned with soft ratings, but ABC's premiere of "Primetime: What Would You Do?" won the adult demo for its hour.

CBS drew 6.6 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/8 share in households for the evening, ABC was next with 5.3 million and a 3.5/7, followed by NBC (4.8 million, 3.1/6), FOX (3.2 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2).

ABC and CBS tied in the adult demo with a 1.6 rating each. FOX had a 1.3, NBC a 1.2 and The CW, 0.6.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.


CBS: "Ghost Whisperer" (6.5 million viewers, 4.1/8 households)
ABC: "Wife Swap" (4.5 million, 3.1/6)
NBC: "Friday Night Lights" season premiere (3.9 million, 2.4/5)
FOX: "House" rerun (3.1 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: "Smallville" (1.9 million, 1.3/3)

18-49 leader: "Ghost Whisperer" (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Medium" (7.1 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (6.0 million, 3.8/7)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.5 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (990,000, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Miami Medical" (6.2 million, 4.1/8)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.0 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: "20/20" (5.5 million, 3.5/7)

18-49 leader:
"Dateline" (1.9)

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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