TV Ratings: Friday 'Numb3rs' add up to CBS win
Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 6, 2009.
Two of the CBS' Friday three procedurals returned with new episodes and led the network to an easy win.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 2.4 rating, edging ABC's 2.1 rating in the key demographic. NBC and FOX averaged a 1.4 rating for third, topping the 0.4 rating for The CW.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.39 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/11 share for a night for an easy win over ABC's 4.2/7. NBC and FOX tied for third again with a 2.8/5. The CW's 0.7/1 trailed.
CBS started the night off in first with a 7.1/13 for "Ghost Whisperer," which had the evening's biggest audience and highest demo ratings. ABC was second with a 3.3/6 for "Wife Swap," followed by the 2.8/5 for two episodes of "COPS" on FOX. NBC's "Howie Do I" was fourth, followed by the 0.8/1 for "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" on The CW.
A repeat of "Flashpoint" dropped to a 6.0/10 to win the 9 p.m. hour for CBS, winning overall, but finishing behind ABC's "Supernanny" (4.4/7 overall) in the 18-49 demo. FOX's "America's Most Wanted" finished third for the hour, topping te 2.5/4 for "Friday Night Lights" on NBC. A new "13 - Fear Is Real" mustered only a 0.5/1 on The CW.
CBS closed in first with a 6.4/12 for "Numb3rs" in the 10 p.m. hour. ABC was a respectable second with a 5.0/9 for "20/20," while "Dateline NBC" was third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.