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New Game Show Spurs NBC's Friday Ratings


Fast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 13, 2006.

Friday the 13th proved a lucky day for the premiere of NBC's new game show "1 vs. 100," helping the network to a ratings victory.

Overall, NBC averaged a 7.1 rating/12 share, narrowly defeating the 7.0/12 for CBS. FOX got a 5.7/10 from baseball playoff coverage, leaving ABC in fourth with a 4.8/8. The CW brought up the rear with a 2.3/4 for wrestling.

NBC also won among adults 18-49, doing a 3.4 rating in the coveted demographic. CBS was a more distant second with a 2.8 rating. FOX's 2.5 rating and the 2.1 rating for ABC followed, as The CW was last again with a 1.3 rating.

"Deal or No Deal" kicked the evening off well for NBC, delivering a 7.3/13 in the 8 p.m. hour. CBS' "Ghost Whisperer" was second with a 6.4/12. The first hour of the Cardinals and Mets on FOX barely out performed ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" repeat for third. On The CW, "WWE Friday Night Smackdown!" as fifth with a 2.1/4.

At 9 p.m., the Bob Saget-hosted "1 vs. 100" had a 7.8/13 in its first airing, beating the time slot's normal winner, "Close to Home," which had a 7.3/13. FOX's baseball had a 5.5/10 for the hour, nipping the 5.1/9 for ABC's "Men in Trees." The CW's wrestling remained stable.

CBS moved into first for the night's final hour, getting a 7.3/13 from "Numbers." NBC's "Law & Order" was second with a 6.3/11, leaving ABC's "20/20" in last.

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