Credit: The CW
Fast National ratings
for Friday, December 7, 2012.
" and "CSI: NY" helped carry CBS to its normal overall Friday domination, but "SNL Christmas" repeat and a new "Dateline" somehow helped NBC win primetime among younger viewers.
Among the shows likely to interest readers, both "Nikita
" and "Fringe
" were basically flat from their last airings, which is good news for "Nikita" and irrelevant news for the already-ending "Fringe,"
For the night, NBC averaged a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, tops in the key demographic. CBS' 1.5 key demo rating and the 1.4 rating for ABC followed closely. FOX was fourth in the key demo with a 1.0 rating, while The CW did a 0.3 rating for Friday primetime.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 9.63 million viewers and a 6.3 rating/11 share, far ahead of ABC's 3.5/6 and 5.5 million viewers for Friday night. NBC was third with 4.83 million viewers and a 3.0/5, which easily beat FOX's 1.9/3 and 2.92 million viewers. The CW averaged a 0.8/1 and 1.03 million viewers for the night.
8 p.m. -
" started the night in first for CBS with 7.94 million viewers and a 1.6 rating among adults 18-49, both down from last week. ABC's "Last Man Standing
" (6.57 million and a 1.4 key demo) and "Malibu Country
" (6.08 million and a 1.4 key demo), both slipped a hair but remained in second. NBC's encore of "SNL Christmas" finished third with 4.405 million viewers and a 1.3 key demo rating, which topped the 3.13 million viewers and 1.2 key demo rating for FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares
." The CW's "Nikita" averaged 1.19 million viewers and a 0.4 key demo rating, a second straight encouraging performance since the action drama was moved back to the 8 p.m. hour.
9 p.m. - "CSI: NY" kept CBS in first overall for the 9 p.m. hour with 9.975 million viewers, though the network slipped to third with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. ABC's "Shark Tank" repeat was second with 5.53 million viewers and a 1.5 key demo rating. NBC's "SNL Christmas" won the hour with a 1.7 key demo rating and finished third overall with 4.39 million viewers. FOX's "Fringe" averaged 2.71 million viewers and a 0.9 key demo rating, basically identical to the numbers for its last airing in November. On The CW, a repeat of "Arrow" averaged 865,000 viewers and a 0.2 key demo rating.
10 p.m. -
"Blue Bloods" closed primetime in the lead for CBS with 11.07 million viewers and finished second with a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. NBC's "Dateline" averaged 5.69 million viewers and led the hour with a 1.7 key demo rating. ABC was third with the 4.63 million viewers and 1.3 key demo rating for "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.
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