TV Ratings: CBS wins Friday, but The CW has a victory of its own

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blue-bloods-ratings-oct-8.jpgFast National Ratings for Friday, Dec. 3, 2011

As usual, CBS emerged victorious from Friday's ratings race. With new episodes of "A Gifted Man," "CSI: NY" and "Blue Bloods," CBS handily beat the other networks. Interestingly, though, The CW got a major boost from its fall finale of "Supernatural," and the show actually beat NBC in the 9:00 hour. Unfortunately, "Nikita" didn't fare as well, tying its all-time series low.

CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/10 share in households. ABC was second with 4.7 million, 3.1/5, followed closely by FOX with 4.3 million and a 2.8/5. NBC came in fourth overall with 2.8 million, 1.9/3, and The CW trailed with 1.8 million, 1.1/2.

In the adults 18-49 demo, CBS again won with a 1.4, followed by FOX with 1.3, ABC with 1.2, NBC with a measly 0.7 and The CW just barely coming in fifth with a 0.6.


Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "A Gifted Man" (9.7 million viewers, 6.3/10 households)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.6 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "PAC-12 Football Championship" (4.5 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (2.6 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Nikita" (1.7 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "A Gifted Man" and "PAC-12 Football" (tie, 1.2)

9 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: NY" (9.7 million, 6.3/10)
ABC: "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" (4.9 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: "PAC-12 Football Championship" (4.1 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: "Supernatural" (1.9 million, 1.1/2)
NBC: "Game of Your Life" (1.8 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY" (1.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods" (11.0 million, 6.9/12)
ABC: "20/20" (4.5 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.1 million, 2.8/5)

18-49 leader: "Blue Bloods" (1.6)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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Photo/Video credit: CBS