Fast National ratings for Friday, Jan. 18, 2008.
Despite some new programming by NBC, CBS still owned the ratings title for Friday night thanks to its all-new episodes of their staple shows.
The coveted 18-49 demo also went to CBS, which earned a 2.5 rating. FOX's 1.9 allowed it to slide past NBC's respectable 1.8, while The CW's 1.5 was just ahead of ABC's 1.4.
"Ghost Whisperer" kicked off CBS' primetime sweep with a 6.2/11 and the night's highest demo ratings. NBC was second with a 4.9/8 for "1 vs. 100. FOX's "Bones" repeat took third with a 3.3/6 for the hour, while ABC's repeat of "Grey's Anatomy" and The CW's "WWE Friday Night Smackdown!" tied for last with a 2.7/5 apiece.
At 9 p.m., CBS' "Moonlight" dropped from its lead-in, but still had no trouble winning its hour with a 5.2/9. FOX's repeat of "House" was good for second with a 4.7/8, while NBC was third with the 3.5/6 for "Friday Night Lights." The CW's wrestling pulled ahead slightly with a 3.0/5 for fourth, leaving ABC's "Desperate Housewives" rerun to deliver a 2.5/4 for last.