Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.


Original episodes of "Ghost Whisperer," "Flashpoint" and "Numb3rs" helped CBS dominated the Friday ratings race, as FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" and "Dollhouse" continued not to find traction.

Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 2.2 rating for the night, beating ABC's 1.7 rating. NBC and FOX tied for third in the key demographic, doing a 1.4 rating. The CW trailed with a 0.5 rating.

Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.12 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share, far ahead of the 3.8/7 for ABC. NBC's 3.0/5 took third, nipping the 2.6/5 for FOX. The CW's 0.9/2 was fifth.

CBS' "Ghost Whisperer" did a 7.2/13 in the 8 p.m. hour, the night's most watched show by a wide margin. ABC's "Wife Swap" was second with a 3.1/5. NBC's "Howie Do It" was third, beating the 2.2/4 for "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" on FOX. The CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" took fifth.

At 9 p.m. CBS' "Flashpoint" had a 5.9/10. ABC's "Supernanny" was second, beating the 2.6/5 averaged by both "Friday Night Lights" on NBC and FOX's "Dollhouse." The CW's "13 - Fear Is Real" had a 0.8/1 for fifth.

CBS closed strong with a 6.1/11 for "Numb3rs." ABC's "20/20" had a 4.7/8, holding off "Dateline NBC in the 10 p.m. hour.


All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.


A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.