TV Ratings: Everything down; CBS wins the night, but not demo

fringe-6B.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

CBS led the first two hours of primetime in viewers en route to a ratings win Friday night, while ABC's "20/20" about the harrowing Kim family disappearance and NBC's "Who Do You Think You Are?" with Tim McGraw also earned strong numbers. "Fringe" fell off some, but ratings were down slightly across the board.

CBS scored 8.3 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/10 share in households for the night, almost a million less viewers from last week. NBC took second with 5.998 million viewers and a 3.9/7. ABC was next with 5.5 million, 3.5/6, FOX was in fourth at 3.7, 2.2/4 and the CW was last with 2.1 million, 1.2/2.

There was a three-way tie for the lead among adults 18-49: ABC, FOX and NBC all averaged a 1.4 rating in the demographic. CBS was right behind with a 1.3 and the CW earned a 0.9.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Defenders" (7.9 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)
NBC: "Who Do You Think You Are?" (6.6 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: "Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown" (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.7 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.3 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.5)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI: NY" (9.7 million, 6.2/11)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.7 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: "20/20" (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: "Fringe" (3.7 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: "Supernatural" (1.96 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: "CSI: NY" (1.5)

10 p.m.

ABC: "20/20" (7.44 million, 4.7/9)
CBS: "Blue Bloods" rerun (7.38 million, 4.8/9)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.7 million, 3.8/7)

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

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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