urx unit loader TV Ratings: CBS still wins Friday with soft 'Chaos' premiere
chaos review 320 TV Ratings: CBS still wins Friday with soft 'Chaos' premiere

Fast National ratings for Friday, April 1, 2011

The new CBS drama “Chaos” wasn’t off the most auspicious start Friday night, but the premiere (coupled with new episodes of “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods”) did push the network to an overall victory for the night.

CBS topped the night with an average 9.1 million viewers and 5.9 rating/10 share in households. NBC came in second (5.97 million, 4.1/7), with ABC in third (5.3 million, 3.5/6), FOX in fourth (2.4 million, 1.6/3) and the CW pulling up the back (1.3 million, 0.8/1).

The network also had a slight lead in adults 18-49 demographic
with a 1.5 rating. ABC was close with a 1.4, followed by NBC (1.3), FOX (0.9) and the CW (.5).

]]>Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.
CBS: “Chaos” (6.4 million viewers, 4.2/8 households)
NBC: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (6.0 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (4.8 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” rerun (2.9 million, 1.9/3)

The CW: “Smallville” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/1) 18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” & “Who Do You Think You Are?” (1.5, tie) 9 p.m. CBS: “CSI: NY” (10.3 million, 6.5/11)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.7 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “20/20” (4.9 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: “Fringe” rerun (1.96 million,1.3/2)

The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.3 million, 0.7/1) 18-49 leader:  “CSI: NY” & “Fringe” (1.7, tie) 10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.7 million, 7.0/12)
NBC: “Dateline” (6.3 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: “20/20” (6.2 million, 4.2/7) 18-49 leader:  “Blue Bloods” & “20/20” (1.7, tie)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.