Fast National ratings for Friday, March 6, 2009.
Among adults 18-49, CBS did a 2.3 rating, beating ABC's 1.8 rating in the key demographic. FOX finished third with a 1.3 rating, nipping the 1.2 rating for NBC and The CW's 0.8 rating.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.32 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/12 share. ABC's 4.5/8 was second, with NBC's 2.6/5 and FOX's 2.1/4 following. The CW was fifth with a 1.2/2.
"Ghost Whisperer" kicked off CBS' Friday sweep with a 6.9/13 in the 8 p.m. hour. ABC was second with a 2.9/5 for "Wife Swap." NBC's "Howie Do It" was third, beating the 2.0/4 for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles," which averaged under three million viewers. The CW's "America's Next Top Model" repeat had a 1.1/2 for the hour.
CBS stayed in first place at 9 p.m. with a 6.2/11 for "Flashpoint." ABC's "20/20: Special Edition" was second with a 5.4/9. NBC's "Friday Night Lights" had a 2.3/4 for third. Fourth place went to FOX's "Dollhouse," which had a 2.2/4 and saw its viewership slip to 3.55 million. The CW's "America's Next Top Model" trailed.
At 10 p.m. CBS' "Numb3rs" did a 63./11 for first. ABC's "20/20" stayed second with a 5.1/9, beating "Dateline NBC."
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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