whitney houston 20 20 TV Ratings: Whitney Houston '20/20' special gives ABC demo win, CBS wins viewersFast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 17, 2011

CBS won Friday night on the back of its new programming, though ABC’s special edition of “20/20” that was all about the life of Whitney Houston also scored well in the ratings.

CBS averaged 10.3 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/11 share in households. ABC was right behind with 7.1 million viewers and a 4.6/8. NBC was third at 3.4 million, 2.3/4, followed by FOX at 3.05 million and a 1.9/3 and the CW at 1.6 million, 1.0/2

ABC won the 18-49 demographic with a 1.9, followed by CBS (1.8), FOX (1.2), NBC (0.9) and the CW (0.6).

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
“Undercover Boss” (10.7 million, 6.7/12)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.7 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: NAACP Image Awards (2.8 million, 2.0/3)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.1 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.6 million, 1.0/2)


18-49 leader:
“Undercover Boss” (2.4)


9 p.m.

CBS:
“A Gifted Man” (9.5 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: “20/20” (7.1 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: NAACP Image Awards (3.1 million, 2.1/3)
FOX: “Fringe” (3 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” (1.7 million, 1.1/2)


18-49 leader:
“20/20” (1.8)


10 p.m.

CBS:
“Blue Bloods” (10.6 million, 6.8/12)
ABC: “20/20” (8.6 million, 5.8/10)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.4 million, 3.0/5)


18-49 leader:
“20/20” (2.3)

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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