FOX's 'Nashville' Tanks as ABC Wins Friday
New unscripted drama finishes fifth in main demos
FOX premiered the fall's first new show on Friday night, but the early results for "Nashville" were rather devastating.
Overall, ABC averaged a 3.8/7 to win the night, beating the 3.0/6 for CBS and the 2.8/7 for CBS. The CW did a 2.6/5 for the night, leaving FOX in last with a 2.5/5.
ABC also won among adults 18-49, doing a 1.7 rating in the key demographic. The CW moved up to second with a 1.3 rating and FOX was third with a 1.2 rating. NBC and CBS had 1.0 ratings for the night.
At 8 p.m., ABC got a 3.4/7 from the first hour of a two-hour "America's Funniest Home Videos." FOX was second with a 3.3/6 for a new "Are You Smarter Than 5th Grader." NBC's "1 vs. 100" episode had a 3.0/6, edging the "CBS Sneak Preview" special and "Two and a Half Men." The CW's "WWE Friday Night Smackdown!" had a 2.4/5 for the hour.
ABC's "America's Funniest Home Videos" improved to a 3.7/7 in the 9 p.m. hour. The CW's wrestling moved up to second with a 2.9/5, better than NBC's "Las Vegas." CBS' "Jericho" repeats finally found something they could beat in the form of FOX's "Nashville." The docu-soap did a 1.7/3 in its first telecast, falling at the half-hour point.
The night's finally hour went to ABC's "20/20," which averaged a 4.4/8. CBS moved up to second with the 3.5/7 for "Numb3rs," leaving NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in third.
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