TV Ratings: CBS wins Friday, ABC takes key adult demo

ghost-whisperer-cbs.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, May 14, 2010

With numbers slightly down from last Friday, CBS still took its usual Friday night winner's spot. ABC, however, snuck ahead in the 18 - 49 demo.

CBS drew 6.2 million viewers and a 4.1 rating/8 share in households for the evening. ABC was next with 5.7 million and a 3.8/7, followed by NBC (5.1 million, 3.4/7), FOX (3.3 million, 2.0/4) and The CW (1.7 million, 1.1/2).

ABC won the adult demo with a 1.7 rating, followed by CBS with a 1.4. NBC had a 1.3, FOX a 1.2 and The CW, 0.7.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.


CBS: "Ghost Whisperer" (6.4 million viewers, 4.2/8 households)
ABC: "Wife Swap" (4.3 million, 2.9/6)
NBC: "Friday Night Lights" (4.0 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: "House" rerun (3.1 million, 1.9/4)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.5 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "Ghost Whisperer" (1.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: "Medium" (6.2 million, 4.1/8)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (6.0 million, 4.0/7)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (5.2 million, 3.6/7)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.6 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "America's Next Top Model" rerun (956,000, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: "Primetime: What Would You Do? (1.8)

10 p.m.

ABC: "20/20" (6.6 million, 4.5/8)
NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (6.1 million, 4.1/8)
CBS: "Miami Medical" (5.9 million, 4.0/7)

18-49 leader: "20/20" (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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