TV Ratings: Figure skating just can't take CBS down

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Blades-of-Glory.jpgWhile a rerun of "Harry's Law" took the top spot in the first hour of primetime on Saturday with a little under 4 million viewers, NBC couldn't hold onto it's lead. CBS ruled the rest of the night with "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (another rerun) which had over 5 million viewers and a 3.1 rating and a 5 share, beating "Blades of Glory" and "U.S. Figure Skating Championship."

"UFC on Fox" came in second place with just under 5 million and a 2.6 percent rating. From 10-11, "48 Hours Mystery" kept CBS in first place with 6.5 million viewers and a 4.4 share. Among 18-49 year olds, ABC's "Wipeout" (a rerun) was tops from 8-9. "Blades of Glory" grabbed their interest for the rest of the night. You have to admire ABC's sense of humor, airing this Will Ferrell comedy opposite the "U.S. Figure Skating Championship."

Saturday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

NBC: "Harry's Law" rerun (4.0 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "Wipeout" rerun (4.0 million, 2.3/4)
Fox: "UFC on Fox" first hour (3.9 million, 2.1,4)
CBS: "Rules of Engagement"/ "Mike & Molly" reruns (2.8 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader "Wipeout" 1.1

9 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" rerun (5.1 million, 3.4/6)
Fox: "UFC on Fox" second hour (4.8 million, 2.6/4)
NBC: "U.S. Figure Skating Championship first hour (3.2 million, 2.2/4)
ABC: "Blades of Glory" first hour (2.8 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader "Blades of Glory" 0.9

10 p.m.

CBS: "48 Hours Mystery" (6.5 million, 4.4/8)
NBC: "U.S. Figure Skating Championship" second hour (4.2 million, 2.7/5)
ABC: "Blades of Glory" second hour (2.8 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader "Blades of Glory" 1.0

  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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