Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
The People's Choice Awards didn't score very big ratings Wednesday, but on an otherwise soft night they were good enough to lead CBS to a narrow ratings win.
CBS averaged a 5.7 rating/9 share in primetime, just beating ABC's 5.6/9. NBC took third at 5.1/8. FOX, 4.2/7, came in fourth, and The CW was well back at 1.1/2.
CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 2.7 rating. ABC and NBC tied for second at 2.3, followed by FOX, 1.8, and The CW, 0.8.
Reruns of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," 5.3/9, and "Gary Unmarried," 4.7/7, put CBS on top at 8 p.m. A "Bones" repeat, 4.3/7, finished second for FOX. "Knight Rider" earned a 3.7/6 for NBC, topping reruns of ABC's "Scrubs" premiere. The debut of "13 - Fear Is Real" on The CW put up a not very scary 1.4/2.
The People's Choice Awards drew a 6.6/10 for CBS at 9 p.m. ABC moved into second with a "20/20" special, 5.4/9. A "Law & Order: SVU" encore, 4.9/8, was third for NBC. FOX got a 4.1/6 from a second "Bones," while The CW aired a "90210" repeat.
At 10 p.m., a Barbara Walters special with Patrick Swayze grabbed the night's biggest rating (8.4/14) for ABC. "Law & Order" scored a 6.8/11 for NBC, while the People's Choice Awards dipped to 5.5/9 on CBS.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times