TV Ratings: Sluggish Friday finales for ‘Terminator,’ ‘Friday Night Lights’

04.11.09 8 years ago


Fast National ratings for Friday, April 10, 2009.

“Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” and “Friday Night Lights” closed their seasons on Friday, but viewers mostly opted not to notice, watching CBS procedurals instead.

CBS won the night in the key 18-49 demographic with a 2.2 rating. ABC was second in the all-important age range with a 1.7 rating, followed by the 1.3 rating for FOX and NBC’s 1.2 rating. The CW’s 0.6 rating trailed.

Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 9.89 million viewers to go with a 6.0 rating/11 share. ABC’s 3.5/6 was second, followed by NBC’s 2.8/5, FOX’s 2.2/4 and the 1.0/2 for The CW.

CBS swept the night’s primetime hours starting at 8 p.m. with a 6.3/12 for “Ghost Whisper.” ABC’s “Supernanny” was second with a 3.1/6. NBC’s “Howie Do It” grabbed second, nipping the 2.2/4 for FOX’s “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” which averaged nearly 3.57 million viewers for what may have been its last episode. The CW’s “Everybody Hates Chris” and “The Game” averaged a 1.0/2 between them.

“Flashpoint” gave CBS a 5.9/11 to win the 9 p.m. hour. ABC’s “Supernanny” was second, topping the 2.6/5 for the “Friday Night Lights” season finale on NBC (two additional seasons have already been ordered). FOX’s “Dollhouse” had a 2.2/4 and drew 3.56 million viewers in its most recent airing. The CW trailed with an “America’s Next Top Model” repeat.

CBS closed solidly with a 5.9/11 for “Numb3rs.” ABC’s “20/20” was second with a 3.9/7, leaving NBC’s “Dateline” in third.

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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