TV Ratings: 'Girls Night Out' wins for CBS; 'Friday Night Lights' up, 'Fringe' slips

carrie-underwood-how-great-thou-art.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, April 23, 2011

CBS was on top as usual, despite "CSI: NY" being a rerun. The Eye can thank the "Superstar Women of Country," which brought in an average of almost 8.5 million viewers. "Friday Night Lights" saw an uptick from last week. Sorry, "Fringe" fans (of which we are among) - it slipped again.

CBS averaaged 7.7 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/9 share in households to win the night. NBC was next with 5.3 million, 3.5/6, following by ABC at 4.4 million, 2.9/5. FOX was fourth at 3.1 million, 1.9/3 and the CW put up a solid 2.1 million, 1.3/2.

In the 18-49 demo, nobody blew anything out of the water. CBS led with a 1.4, NBC and ABC tied for second at 1.2, FOX earned a 1.1 and the CW was at 0.9. 

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"CSI: NY" rerun (6.0 million viewers, 4.0/7 households)
ABC: "Shark Tank" (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: "Friday Night Lights" (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" rerun (2.7 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: "Smallville" (2.2 million, 1.4/3)

18-49 leader: "Shark Tank" (1.4)

9 p.m.

  "Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country" (8.0 million, 5.0/9)
NBC: "Dateline" (5.8 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.98 million, 2.6/4)
FOX: "Fringe" (3.5 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: "Supernatural" (1.97 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Girls Night Out" (1.5)

10 p.m.

"Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country" (8.9 million, 5.5/10)
NBC: "Dateline" (6.3 million, 4.3/7)
ABC: "20/20" (4.4 million, 3.1/5)

18-49 leader: "Girls Night Out" (1.7)

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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