TV Ratings: CBS wins Friday with 'Blue Bloods' infusion

will-estes-blue-bloods-320.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, December 3, 2010

TV viewership bumped back up after a rather soft Black Friday the previous week. CBS easily took home the rating prize for the night, thanks to its procedurals and a strong performance by "Blue Bloods."

CBS drew 9.5 million viewers and a scored a 6.0 rating/11 share in households for the night, well ahead of second-place finisher ABC who had 5.3 million viewers and a 3.5/6. Next was NBC with 4 million and a 2.7/5, then The CW (2.5 million, 1.5/3) and FOX (2.2 million, 1.4/2).

In the adult demo 18-49 cage match, CBS barely emerged victorious with a 1.6, just ahead of ABC's 1.5. The CW had a 1.0, NBC a 0.9 and FOX a 0.7.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Medium" (6.8 million viewers, 4.4/8 households)
NBC: "A Walk in My Shoes" (4.6 million, 3.0/6)
ABC: "Supernanny" (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.79 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: "The Good Guys" rerun (1.99 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "Medium" (1.4)

9 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: NY" (10.2 million, 6.5/11)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4.8 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "A Walk in My Shoes" (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (2.5 million, 1.5/3)
The CW: "Supernatural"  (2.1 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY" (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods"  (11.4 million, 7.1/13)
ABC: "20/20" (6.7 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: "Dateline NBC" (3.1 million, 2.2/4)

18-49 leader:
"20/20" (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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