Fast National ratings for Friday, March 13, 2009.
Friday the 13th turned out to be anything but unlucky for CBS, but also for FOX's "Dollhouse," which delivered its most-watched episode since its premiere.
CBS won the night in the key 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC's 1.6 rating. the 1.5 rating for NBC and FOX's 1.4 rating all followed closely. The CW was fifth with a 0.7 rating.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.2 million viewers to go with a 6.4 rating/11 share. ABC's 3.5/6 was a distant second, beating the 3.0/5 for NBC and FOX's 2.5/4. The CW was fifth with a 1.2/2.
"Ghost Whisperer" got CBS' Friday night sweep going with a 6.9/12 in the 8 p.m. hour. ABC was a distant third with the 3.0/5 for "Wife Swap." NBC's "Howie Do It" was third, beating the 2.2/4 for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles." The CW finished fifth with a 1.3/2 for episodes of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game."
At 9 p.m. CBS' "Flashpoint" did a 5.9/10 to win the hour. ABC's "Supernanny" finished second, beating the 2.7/5 for "Friday Night Lights." FOX's "Dollhouse" had a 2.6/4, with an average viewership of 4.33 million, halting several weeks of declines. The CW's "America's Next Top Model" repeat was fifth.
"Numb3rs" closed the night strong for CBS with a 6.4/11. ABC's "20/20" had a 4.4/8 for second, 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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