TV Ratings: 'Ghost Whisperer' finale gives CBS another Friday win

ghost-whisperer-cbs.jpg Fast National ratings for Friday, May 21, 2010

CBS took yet another Friday night with its " Ghost Whisperer" series finale. After five seasons, the Jennifer Love Hewitt-led series said goodbye to 6.6 million viewers.

"Friday Night Lights" on NBC has maintained its viewership, and ABC's hidden camera show, "Primetime: What Would You Do?" won the coveted 18-49 demo for its hour.

CBS drew 6.6 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. NBC's Friday numbers have been steadily improving, up to 5.4 million and a 3.7/7 share. They're followed by ABC (4.4 million, 2.9/6), FOX (3.1 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/2).

CBS took the adult demo with a 1.5 rating. They're followed by ABC with a 1.4. NBC had a 1.3, FOX had a 1.1, and The CW, 0.4.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Ghost Whisperer" series finale (6.6 million viewers, 4.3/9 households)
ABC: "Wife Swap" (3.6 million, 2.4/5)
NBC: "Friday Night Lights" (3.9 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "House" rerun (2.9 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

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

9 p.m.

CBS: "Medium" season finale (6.8 million, 4.4/8)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.7 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.4 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (1.9 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: "Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.8)

10 p.m.

NBC: "Dateline" (6.7 million, 4.7/9)
CBS: "Miami Medical" (6.5 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "20/20" (4.5 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader:
"Dateline" (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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