Fast National ratings
for Friday, October 8, 2010.
While CBS' "Blue Bloods
" took another small dip in the demographic most networks crave, it held onto its status as Friday's most watched show and combined with a slightly improved "CSI: NY
" to keep the network in first for the night.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.6 rating for the night, just ahead of the 1.4 rating for NBC in the key demographic. ABC's 1.2 rating was a close third, with The CW's 1.0 rating and the 0.9 rating for FOX right behind.
Overall, CBS won the night comfortably, averaging an estimated 9.02 million viewers to go with a 5.6 rating/11 share. NBC's 3.9/7 and 5.76 million viewers finished second. ABC was third with a 2.6/5 and 3.975 million viewers. FOX claimed fourth with a 1.7/3 and 2.67 million viewers, holding off the 1.5/3 and 2.33 million viewers for The CW.
8 p.m. --
"Dateline NBC" started the night off in first, giving NBC an estimated 6.49 million viewers and a 1.5 demo rating. CBS' "Medium
" was second with just under 6.1 million viewers and a 1.2 demo rating. ABC's repeats of "Modern Family" and "The Middle" averaged 3.46 million viewers for third, beating the 2.97 million viewers for FOX's "House" repeat. The CW's new "Smallville
" was fifth overall with 2.374 million viewers (barely up from last week) and a 1.0 demo rating, which claimed third, ahead of ABC and FOX.
9 p.m. --
CBS moved into first with "CSI: NY" averaging 9.87 million viewers and a 1.9 demo rating, both up from last week, in the 9 p.m. hour. NBC's "Dateline" was second with 6.56 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating. ABC's repeat of "No Ordinary Family" was third with 3.04 million viewers. FOX's "The Good Guys" averaged 2.37 million viewers and a 0.8 demo rating, narrowly holding off the 2.284 million viewers for "Supernatural
" and finishing behind The CW's 1.0 demo rating.
10 p.m. --
"Blue Bloods" averaged 11.09 million viewers and a 1.8 demo rating to win the 10 p.m. hour for CBS. ABC's "20/20" special was a distant second with 5.43 million viewers and a very tight second in the demo. NBC's "Outlaw
" averaged 4.23 million viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, still finding ways to lose viewers, even at this low level.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.