TV Ratings: CBS takes back Friday

patriciaarquette_medium_290.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 13, 2009

Friday the 13th was lucky again for CBS' paranormal lineup. The network once again claimed Friday night supremacy in both household ratings and the adult demographic after losing ground last week to NBC's "Law & Order" milestone and ABC's Rihanna interview.

CBS drew 8.1 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households, well ahead of second-place finisher NBC, which had 6.5 million viewers and a 4.3/8 for the night. ABC was next with 5.4 million and 3.6/6 followed by FOX (3.7 million, 2.5/4) and The CW (2 million, 1.3/2).

The Eye network also let the way among adults 18-49 with a 1.9 rating, which ABC and NBC duked it out but tied for second at 1.5 apiece. FOX's 1.1 was good for fourth, while The CW had a 0.9.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.


CBS:
"Ghost Whisperer" (8 million viewers, 5.1/9 households)
NBC: "Law & Order" (7.5 million, 4.9/9)
ABC: "Supernanny" (5 million, 3.3/6)
FOX: "House" repeat (3.5 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.7 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "Ghost Whisperer"/"Law & Order" (2.0)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Medium" (8.2 million, 5.2/9)
NBC: "Dateline NBC" (7.3 million, 4.8/8)
ABC: "Ugly Betty" (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
FOX: "Bones" repeat (4 million, 2.6/5)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" repeat (1.3 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "Medium" (1.9)

10 p.m.

CBS: "Numb3rs" (8.2 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: "20/20" (6.7 million, 4.6/8)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.7 million, 3.1/6)

18-49 leader: "20/20" (1.9)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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