TV Ratings: Friday viewers favor ‘Flashpoint’ over ‘Dollhouse’

02.28.09 8 years ago 4 Comments


Fast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 27, 2009.

Original episodes of “Ghost Whisperer,” “Flashpoint” and “Numb3rs” helped CBS dominated the Friday ratings race, as FOX’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Dollhouse” continued not to find traction.

Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 2.2 rating for the night, beating ABC’s 1.7 rating. NBC and FOX tied for third in the key demographic, doing a 1.4 rating. The CW trailed with a 0.5 rating.

Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 10.12 million viewers and a 6.4 rating/11 share, far ahead of the 3.8/7 for ABC. NBC’s 3.0/5 took third, nipping the 2.6/5 for FOX. The CW’s 0.9/2 was fifth.

CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer” did a 7.2/13 in the 8 p.m. hour, the night’s most watched show by a wide margin. ABC’s “Wife Swap” was second with a 3.1/5. NBC’s “Howie Do It” was third, beating the 2.2/4 for “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” on FOX. The CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” and “The Game” took fifth.

At 9 p.m. CBS’ “Flashpoint” had a 5.9/10. ABC’s “Supernanny” was second, beating the 2.6/5 averaged by both “Friday Night Lights” on NBC and FOX’s “Dollhouse.” The CW’s “13 – Fear Is Real” had a 0.8/1 for fifth.

CBS closed strong with a 6.1/11 for “Numb3rs.” ABC’s “20/20” had a 4.7/8, holding off “Dateline NBC in the 10 p.m. hour.

All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.

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