The lazy days of summer once again sapped the Friday ratings, with CBS barely edging out NBC for the lackluster victory.
The CW took the adults 18-49 demographic title to the mat with its 1.4 rating, leaving ABC and NBC tied at second with a 1.2, CBS third with 1.0 and FOX once again last with a 0.9.
CBS's "The Ghost Whisperer" once again haunted the 8 p.m. hour with a 3.4/7, just ahead of NBC's "1 vs. 100" in second at 3.1/6. "Set for Life," 2.7/6, put ABC in third, ahead of "WWE Friday Night Smackdown!," 2.4/5, on the CW. FOX pulled in a 1.9/4 for airing the Julianne Moore thriller "The Forgotten."
"Smackdown," 2.8/6 took the 9 o'clock title, while NBC followed with a 2.7/6 for its "Las Vegas" repeat. A "Jericho" rerun on CBS and the second hour of FOX's movie tied for third with a 2.3/5 apiece. ABC's "Greek" (from its sister cable station ABC Family) trailed with a 1.5/3.