Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.

The time period premiere of "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and the series premiere of "Dollhouse" struggled for FOX, while CBS' procedurals pulled off their usual Friday wins.

ABC actually won the night in the key 18-49 demographic, doing a 2.4 rating to beat the 2.1 rating for CBS. FOX was third with a 1.7 rating, while NBC's 1.1 rating and the 0.5 rating for The CW trailed.

Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 9.4 million primetime viewers with a 6.0/11. ABC was well back in second with a 4.5/8. NBC and FOX tied for third with a 2.6/5 and The CW's 0.8/1 trailed.

CBS started the night strong with a 6.6/12 for "Ghost Whisperer." ABC's "Wife Swap" was second, while NBC's "Howie Do It" and FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" tied for third with a 2.4/4 (NBC had a slight edge in total viewers, while FOX had a slight edge in 18-49 viewers). The CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" were fifth.

At 9 p.m. CBS stayed on top with "Flashpoint," which did a 5.7/10. ABC's "Supernanny" was second. On FOX, "Dollhouse" did a 2.8/5, drawing nearly 4.72 million viewers. The show's 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demo was, in nothing else, better than the demo for "Flashpoint" and second in the hour behind "Supernanny." NBC's "Friday Night Lights" was fourth with a 2.2/4. The CW's "13 - Fear Is Real" had a 0.6/1 for fifth.

ABC closed strong with a 7.0/12 for a Diane Sawyer "20/20." CBS' "Numb3rs" was a distant second with a 5.7/10. "Dateline NBC" trailed.

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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