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Overnight Results for Friday, January 25

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January 26th, 2008

Scoreboard for Fri, Jan. 25, 2008 CBS NBC FOX CW ABC
Total Viewers (million) 7.36 6.93 6.52 4.85 4.85
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.8/5 2.1/6 2.0/6 1.4/4 1.3/4

Garth Brooks: Live in LA led CBS to a nightly win in terms of overall  viewers.  The concert won the 9pm hour in terms of viewers but Garth held less sway with the "youthful" 18-49 demo, where a rerun of House was more popular.    CBS trailed both NBC (which won the night) and FOX in terms of the 18-49 demo.  But buck up Garth, you are still more popular than Friday Night Smackdown!, and I confess to being a little surprised to find that out!

NBC won the 8pm hour with 1 vs. 100Friday Night Lights continues to struggle to find viewers at 9pm, but a new episode of Las Vegas was competitive in the 10pm hour against ABC's 20/20 and a rerun of Numb3rs on CBS.  Numb3rs won the hour in terms of viewers, with Las Vegas taking the demo.   Reruns of CBS dramas continue to garner more viewers than repeats of ABC's dramas (compare the numbers for Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs vs. Grey's Anatomy and Desperate Housewives).  Seems like it has been a pathetic January for the Mouse network.

TVBigshots players: we don't get overnight HH Ratings data for Friday and Saturday nights over the weekend.

See full night's half-hourly details:

Time Network Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 NBC 1 vs. 100 8.44 2.2/7
  CBS Ghost Whisperer (Repeat) 6.92 1.7/5
  ABC Greys Anatomy (Repeat) 4.08 1.1/4
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 4.37 1.2/4
  FOX Bones (Repeat) 5.36 1.6/5
         
8:30 NBC 1 vs. 100 9.15 2.5/7
  CBS Ghost Whisperer (Repeat) 7.29 1.9/6
  ABC Greys Anatomy (Repeat) 3.65 1.0/3
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 4.64 1.3/4
  FOX Bones (Repeat) 5.46 1.6/5
         
9:00 ABC Desperate Housewives (Repeat) 3.61 1.0/3
  CBS Garth Brooks: Live in LA 8.13 2.1/6
  NBC Friday Night Lights 5.37 1.9/5
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 5.18 1.5/4
  FOX House (Repeat) 7.30 2.2/6
         
9:30 ABC Desperate Housewives (Repeat) 3.51 1.1/3
  CBS Garth Brooks: Live in LA 8.23 2.1/6
  NBC Friday Night Lights 5.3 2.0/5
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! 5.21 1.5/4
  FOX House (Repeat) 7.96 2.5/7
         
10:00 ABC 20/20 5.98 1.8/5
  CBS Numb3rs (Repeat) 6.78 1.6/4
  NBC Las Vegas 6.74 2.2/6
         
10:30 ABC 20/20 6.13 1.9/6
  CBS Numb3rs (Repeat) 6.84 1.6/5
  NBC Las Vegas 6.61 2.1/6

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

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  • Rena Moretti

    NBC tried yet another relaunch of FNL, saying how a new audience would discover it because of the strike, and thee we are, still the same awful ratings (because it's still the same bad show if you ask me!)

  • rob

    Well Rena, to be fair, you should say the same awful “live” ratings. FNL adds another 25% typicaly to its audience when you add in Live plus 7 ratings, and since that audience is so attractive demographically (translation: young, educated, and rich), the show stays on the air. And that is very very good news for those who love this incredible show.

  • Rena Moretti

    NBC tried yet another relaunch of FNL, saying how a new audience would discover it because of the strike, and thee we are, still the same awful ratings (because it’s still the same bad show if you ask me!)

  • rob

    Well Rena, to be fair, you should say the same awful “live” ratings. FNL adds another 25% typicaly to its audience when you add in Live plus 7 ratings, and since that audience is so attractive demographically (translation: young, educated, and rich), the show stays on the air. And that is very very good news for those who love this incredible show.

  • Nighthawk

    No disrespect meant, but I really find it difficult to understand anyone finding this show “awful”. On the contrary, few shows have been this good, although there were a few. “St. Elsewhere” was one…”Hill Street Blues” was another. But dare I say in all my years of TV viewing, if I absolutely had to pick my number #1, Friday Night Lights would be it. I pray another network picks it up. If there were a FNL Fund, I would send my check in now……….

  • Nighthawk

    No disrespect meant, but I really find it difficult to understand anyone finding this show “awful”. On the contrary, few shows have been this good, although there were a few. “St. Elsewhere” was one…”Hill Street Blues” was another. But dare I say in all my years of TV viewing, if I absolutely had to pick my number #1, Friday Night Lights would be it. I pray another network picks it up. If there were a FNL Fund, I would send my check in now……….

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    There were rumors of an FNL pickup by ESPN in the fall, but nothing recently.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    There were rumors of an FNL pickup by ESPN in the fall, but nothing recently.

  • Nighthawk

    No disrespect meant, but I really find it difficult to understand anyone finding this show “awful”. On the contrary, few shows have been this good, although there were a few. “St. Elsewhere” was one…”Hill Street Blues” was another. But dare I say in all my years of TV viewing, if I absolutely had to pick my number #1, Friday Night Lights would be it. I pray another network picks it up. If there were a FNL Fund, I would send my check in now……….

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    There were rumors of an FNL pickup by ESPN in the fall, but nothing recently.

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