frosty TV Ratings: NBC steals Friday from CBS with back to back 'Dateline'Fast National ratings for Friday, December 17, 2010

Apparently regular CBS reruns fare much better than old Christmas specials and the return of “I Get That A Lot.” The network lost Friday to NBC, which averaged 5.6 million viewers and scored a 3.6 rating/7
share of households with help from two episodes of “Dateline”. CBS came in second, with 4.96 million and a 2.9/5.  ABC placed third with 4.1 million and a 2.7/5, followed by FOX (3.0 million, 1.8/3) and the CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2)

NBC also edged out CBS in the 18-49 demo, taking home 1.3. CBS (1.2), ABC (1.1), FOX (0.9) and the CW (0.6) all trailed respectively.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Yes Virginia” rerun (4.8 million, 2.8/5)/”Frosty the Snowman” rerun (5.6 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” rerun (4.02 million, 2.5/5)
ABC: “Supernanny” (4.0 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: “Are We There Yet?” (2.8 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries?” rerun (1.6 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “Yes, Virginia” and “Frosty the Snowman” (1.4)

9 p.m.

NBC: “Dateline” (6.3 million, 4.1/7)
CBS: “Frosty Returns” rerun (5.2 million, 2.7/5)/”I Get That A Lot” (3.8 million, 2.0/4)
ABC: “Primetime: What Would You Do?” (4.4 million, 2.8/5)
FOX: “Are We There Yet?” rerun (3.1 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.4 million, 0.9/2)

18-49 leader: “Dateline” (1.4)

10 p.m.

NBC: “Dateline” (6.5 million, 4.3/8)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
ABC: “20/20” (3.98 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader:
“Dateline” (1.4)

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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