ghost whisperer cbs TV Ratings: 'Ghost Whisperer' finale gives CBS another Friday winFast National ratings for Friday, May 21, 2010

CBS took yet another Friday night with its “Ghost Whisperer” series finale. After five seasons, the Jennifer Love Hewitt-led series said goodbye to 6.6 million viewers.

“Friday Night Lights” on NBC has maintained its viewership, and ABC’s hidden camera show, “Primetime: What Would You Do?” won the coveted 18-49 demo for its hour.

drew 6.6 million viewers and a 4.4 rating/8 share in households. NBC’s Friday numbers have been steadily improving, up to 5.4 million and a 3.7/7 share. They’re followed by ABC (4.4 million, 2.9/6), FOX (3.1 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.2 million, 0.8/2).

CBS took the adult demo with a 1.5 rating. They’re followed by ABC with a 1.4. NBC had a 1.3, FOX had a 1.1, and The CW, 0.4.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Ghost Whisperer” series finale (6.6 million viewers, 4.3/9 households)
ABC: “Wife Swap” (3.6 million, 2.4/5)
NBC: “Friday Night Lights” (3.9 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: “House” rerun (2.9 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Ghost Whisperer” (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “Medium” season finale (6.8 million, 4.4/8)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.7 million, 3.9/7)
ABC: “Primetime: What Would You Do?” (5.1 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.4 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “America’s Next Top Model” rerun (1.9 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.8)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Dateline” (6.7 million, 4.7/9)
CBS: “Miami Medical” (6.5 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: “20/20” (4.5 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader:
“Dateline” (1.6)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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