CBS wins it all, but Fridays are down off of last year.
|Overnight Scoreboard Friday Oct 5|
|Total Viewers (million)||8.83||7.38||5.45||4.18||4.18|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||2.4/8||2.1/7||1.8/6||1.4/5||1.4/5|
We still don't know if Fridays are suffering a massive surge in DVR usage over last year -- we won't have any idea for more than another week, but I don't think the downward spiral can't be entirely be attributed to DVR usage.
CBS had success with all three of its shows: Ghost Whisperer, Moonlight and Numb3rs. While I'm surprised that 8 million plus people can still suffer through Howie Mandel on a Friday night with Deal or No Deal, I'm happy that Friday Night Lights seemed to hold almost all of the 18-49 year olds who were watching.
Meanwhile, the Friday night staple at the Gorman household, WWE Smackdown continues to be one of the CW's best performers.
ABC has a new lineup for next Friday
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers (million)||18-49 Rating/Share|
|NBC||Deal or No Deal||8.26||2.1/7|
|Fox||Are You Smarter than A 5th Grader||5.02||1.6/6|
|NBC||Friday Night Lights||6.48||2.2/7|
|CW||Friday Night Smackdown||4.55||1.5/5|
Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.