TV Ratings: FOX's 'Dollhouse' and 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' struggle on Friday
Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 13, 2009.
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.