TV ratings: CBS takes ratings, '20/20' captures demos Friday

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Fast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 6, 2009

The love for shows celebrating their 20th anniversary is not just reserved for "The Simpsons." Viewers put NBC's "Law & Order" ahead of CBS' paranormal lineup on Friday. CBS did tie with NBC and ABC a couple of times during the night, but the Eye prevailed in rating averages for the night, and matched ABC in demographics (thanks to Rihanna's interview).

"Numb3rs," "Medium," and "Ghost Whisperer" drew 7.8 million viewers and a 5.1 rating/9 share in households for CBS, while NBC took in almost 7 million viewers and a 4.5/8. Third place went to ABC (5.8 million, 3.9/7), followed by FOX (3.9 million, 2.6/4) and The CW (1.9 million, 1.3/2).

CBS and ABC tied among adults 18-49 with a 1,8 rating, beating out CBS' 1.6. FOX came in third in the key ad demographic with a 1.2, followed by The CW at 0.9.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Ghost Whisperer" (7.9 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)
NBC: "Law & Order" (7.9 million, 5.2/9)
ABC: "Supernanny" (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: "House" (3.9 million, 2.6/5)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.7 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "Ghost Whisperer"/"Law & Order" (1.8)

9 p.m.

NBC:
"Law & Order" (8.4 million, 5.4/9)
CBS: "Medium" (7.5 million, 4.9/9)
ABC: "Ugly Betty" (4.7 million, 3.2/6)
FOX: "Bones" (4 million, 2.6/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" (1.1 million, 0.8/1)

18-49 leader: "Law & Order" (1.9)

10 p.m.

ABC: "20/20" (8.1 million, 5.5/10)
CBS: "Numb3rs" (8 million, 5.2/10)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.5 million, 3.1/6)

18-49 leader: "20/20" (2.7)

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

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