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dollhouse finale eliza dushku dichen lachmen 320 TV Ratings: CBS tops Friday, 'Dollhouse' finale beat by 'Smallville'Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

After last week’s “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon, Friday returned to its usual programming, which means CBS claimed victory once again in each hour of primetime even though numbers overall were soft. FOX’s “Dollhouse” series made its final goodbyes to even more lackluster ratings, performing worse than The CW’s “Smallville” in the same hour.

CBS drew 8.3 million viewers and a 5.2 rating /9 share in households for the night. NBC took second with 6.4 million and a 4.2/7, followed by ABC (5.7 million, 3.8/7), FOX (2.7 million, 1.7/3) and The CW (2.0, 1.3/2).

CBS also took the adults 18-49 demo crown with a 1.8 rating. ABC came next with a 1.5, then NBC, 1.4, FOX, 1.1, and The CW, 0.8.

and NBC tied for second at 1.5, and FOX scored a 1.0. The CW managed only a 0.5.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

“Ghost Whisperer” (8.3 million viewers, 5.1/9 households)
NBC: “Law & Order” (6.8 million, 4.4/8)
ABC: “Supernanny” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
The CW: “Smallville” (2.5 million, 1.6/3)
FOX: “Dollhouse” finale (2.2 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “Ghost Whisperer” (1.9)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Medium” (8.0 million, 5.0/9)
NBC: “Dateline” (7.3 million, 5.0/9)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (4.4 million, 2.7/5)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.3 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Smallville” rerun (1.5 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Medium” (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Numb3rs” (8.7 million, 5.5/10)
ABC: “20/20” (8.1 million, 5.6/10)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (4.9 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: “Numb3rs” (1.8)

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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