lionel richie kenny rogers acm getty TV Ratings: Lionel Richie special leads CBS to another Friday victoryFast National ratings for Friday, April 13, 2012

Even without their typical Friday night line-up, CBS had little difficulty winning the ratings battle. The network was led by the two-hour music special “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends” which topped out at 8.2 million viewers (5.3/9) during the 10 p.m. – 11 p.m. hour.

Overall, CBS averaged 7.4 million viewers with a 4.8 rating/8 share. ABC came in second with 5.2 million viewers (3.5/6). NBC finished third with 4.8 million (3.3/6). FOX was in fourth place (3.1 million, 2.0/3) and The CW came in last (941,000, 0.6/1).

CBS and ABC tied for the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.5 rating, followed NBC (1.2), FOX (each with 0.9) and The CW (0.3).

Ratings hour-by-hour:

]]>8 p.m. CBS: “Undercover Boss” (6.98 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.6 million, 3.7/7)
NBC: “Who Do You Think You Are?” re-run (4.7 million, 3.3/6)
FOX: “The Finder” (3.4 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “Nikita” re-run (0.9 million, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Undercover Boss” (1.7) 9 p.m. CBS: “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends” (7.1 million, 4.7/8)
NBC: “Grimm” (4.96 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: “What Would You Do?” (4.8 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: “Fringe” (2.9 million, 1.9/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” re-run (974,000, 0.6/1) 18-49 leader: “Grimm” (1.6) 10 p.m. CBS: “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends” (8.2 million, 5.3/9)
ABC: “20/20” (5.2 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (4.8 million, 3.4/6) 18-49 leader: “Blue Bloods” (1.7) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.