Some of the stars of CBS' 'Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country'
Fast National ratings
for Friday, April 22, 2011.
On yet another slow Friday night, CBS got strong enough numbers from the two-hour "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country" to win the night in most key measures.
Meanwhile, FOX's "Fringe
" continues to celebrate its unexpected renewal by hitting time period low ratings for new episodes.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 1.4 rating for the night, beating ABC and NBC's 1.2 ratings in the key demographic. FOX was fourth with a 1.1 rating, holding off the 0.9 rating for The CW.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 7.66 million viewers and a 4.8 rating/9 share. NBC was second with 5.28 million viewers and a 3.5/6, which topped the 2.9/5 and 4.44 million viewers for ABC. FOX's 1.9/3 and 3.12 million viewers was better than the 2.1 million and 1.3/2 for The CW.
8 p.m. -
CBS' repeat of "CSI: NY" started primetime in first overall with 6.04 million viewers, but in a three-way tie for second with a 1.0 demo rating, numbers that were still better than last week's new "Chaos." ABC's "Shark Tank" was second overall with nearly 4.9 million viewers and won the hour with a 1.4 demo rating. NBC's "Friday Night Lights" averaged 3.75 million viewers and a 1.0 demo rating, both up a statistically insignificant amount from last week's premiere. FOX was fourth with a repeat of "Kitchen Nightmares" averaging 2.74 million viewers. The CW's "Smallville
" was down negligibly from last week with 2.23 million viewers and a 0.9 demo rating.
9 p.m. -
"Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country" averaged 8.05 million viewers and a 1.5 demo rating to win the 9 p.m. hour for CBS. NBC's "Dateline" was second with 5.76 million viewers and a 1.3 demo rating. ABC was third with the 3.98 million viewers for "Primetime: What Would You Do?" With a weak lead-in, FOX's "Fringe" slipped to 3.51 million viewers and a 1.2 rating in the key demo, the lowest numbers since its Friday move. Fifth place went to The CW's "Supernatural
" with 1.97 million viewers and a 0.9 demo rating.
10 p.m. - CBS stayed on top for the 10 p.m. hour with 8.91 million viewers and a 1.7 demo rating for "Girls' Night Out: Superstar Women of Country." NBC's "Dateline" was second with 6.34 million viewers and a 1.4 demo rating, better than the 4.44 million viewers and 1.2 demo rating for ABC's "20/20."
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.