TV Ratings: CBS Friday lineup wins against Halloween programming

its-the-great-pumpkin-charlie-brown-320.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 29, 2010

CBS handily won Friday in every time slot in viewers even in its first hour with "Medium" pitted against Halloween classic "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (although the Peanuts cartoon fared better in the adult 18-49). "Blue Bloods" once again had the best numbers for the night.

CBS led with 9.6 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share. Far behind in second place was ABC's 5.4 million and 3.3/6, then NBC (4 million, 2.8/5), The CW (2.6 million, 1.5/3) and FOX (2.6 million, 1.7/3).

The Eye just barely took the demos win home though, scoring a 1.7 rating just ahead of ABC's 1.6. Following was The CW, 1.2, NBC, 1.1, and FOX, 0.8.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: "Medium" (6.9 million, 4.3/8)
ABC: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" (5.5, 3.1/6)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.9 million, 1.7/3)
FOX: "House" rerun (2.8 million, 1.9/4)
NBC: "School Pride" (2.4 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown"  (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: "CSI: NY" (10.4 million, 6.5/12)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (5.4 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.8 million, 3.3/6)
The CW: "Supernatural" (2.5 million, 1.4/3)
FOX: "The Good Guys" (2.4 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY" (1.8)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Blue Bloods" (11.5 million, 7.3/13)
ABC: "20/20" (5.4 million, 3.5/6)
NBC: "Dateline" (4.98 million, 3.4/6)

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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