TV ratings: 'Blue Bloods,' CBS dominate Friday

blue-bloods-tom-selleck-320.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 22, 2010

CBS rolled to a ratings victory on Friday night, winning all three hours of primetime by wide margins. "Blue Bloods" was once again the night's most-watched show.

CBS drew 9.3 million viewers and a 5.8 rating/11 share in households for the night. That was more than double the amount of viewers that No. 2 ABC (4.3 million, 2.8/5) averaged. NBC took third with 4 million viewers and a 2.6/5. The CW (2.5 million, 1.4/3) narrowly beat FOX (2.45 million, 1.7/3) for fourth.

The Eye also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.7 rating. ABC finished second with a 1.2, followed by The CW at 1.1. Neither NBC (0.9) nor FOX (0.7) could break the 1.0 barrier.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Medium" (6.5 million viewers, 4.2/8 households)
ABC: "No Ordinary Family" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: "School Pride" (2.8 million, 1.8/3)
FOX: "House" rerun (2.6 million, 1.8/3)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.5 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: "Medium" (1.4)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: NY" (10.3 million, 6.4/11)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.3 million, 2.8/5)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (4 million, 2.7/5)
The CW: "Supernatural" (2.5 million, 1.4/2)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (2.3 million, 1.5/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY" (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"Blue Bloods" (11.1 million, 6.9/13)
ABC: "20/20" (5.2 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.85 million, 3.2/6)

18-49 leader: "Blue Bloods" (1.8)

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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