TV Ratings: CBS Repeats Hold Off Rivals Friday

LOS ANGELES -- Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 20, 2009

Even in repeats, CBS' Friday night lineup still handily won the night.

CBS took home a 5.2 rating/9 share among households, still well ahead of ABC in second place with a 3.7/7. NBC, 2.9/5, just edged out FOX, 2.7/5, while The CW could only muster a 0.8/1.

ABC and CBS tied among adults 18 to 49 with a 1.7, just ahead of FOX's 1.5 and NBC's 1.3. The CW had a 0.5.

A rerun of "Ghost Whisperer" started off the night for CBS with a 5.3/10, while a repeat of ABC's "Wife Swap" earned a 2.7/5. FOX's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" tied with NBC's "Howie Do It" with a 2.4/4 for the hour. The CW started off at the bottom with repeats of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game."

At 9 p.m., a repeat of "Flashpoint," brought CBS down to a 5.1/9, but still kept the network in front. ABC stayed in second with 3.5/6 for "Supernanny," and FOX was in third with a 2.7/5 for "Dollhouse," pretty much keeping most of its audience from last week's premiere. NBC's "Friday Night Lights" wasn't far behind with a 2.5/4, and the finale of The CW's "13: Fear Is Real" too a paltry 0.6/1.

In the 10 o' clock hour, CBS completed its first-place hat trick with its "Numb3rs" repeat nabbing a 5.1/9, although ABC's "20/20" stayed in the game with a 4.8/9. NBC finished off the night with 3.8/7 for "Dateline."

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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