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Nielsen Ratings Fri, April 4: All CBS

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April 5th, 2008

Scoreboard for Fri, April 4, 2008 CBS NBC FOX ABC CW
Total Viewers (million) 9.26 6.03 5.30 4.92 4.56
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 2.3/7 1.6/5 1.3/4 1.4/4 1.4/5

CBS took the night in both overall viewers and the 18-49 year old demographic with new episodes of Ghost Whisperer and Numb3rs with the primetime version of The Price is Right making its 9pm debut. In a very minor victory for scripted programming, both dramas did over nine million viewers and marginally beat TPIR in the 18-49 demo. TPIR got 8.55 which was still more than any other show not airing on CBS.

The soon to be off the airwaves Amne$ia demonstrated why NBC cancelled it, but ABC, not NBC had the rougher night, averaging less than a half million more viewers than the CW! The CW actually came in third in the 18-49 demo, of course it did show with a show it decided to let get away - Friday Night Smackdown!. I await anxiously (ok, that's a stretch) to see how the CW does on Friday night's next year, or whether Nielsen even decides to report over night numbers for that Network anymore. We'll see.

Cantebury's Law looks poised for the dead pool. While it improved over a repeat of Bones, it's 18-49 rating was below 1.5, and FOX landed last in the demo for the night.

See Friday night's full details:

Time Net Show Viewers (Millons) 18-49 Rating/Share
8:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (R ) 6.02 1.5/5
  CBS Ghost Whisperer 9.33 2.3/8
  NBC Amne$ia 4.51 1.3/4
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! (8p-10p) 4.56 1.4/5
  FOX Bones (R ) 4.54 1.2/4
         
9:00 ABC Duel 3.93 1.2/4
  CBS The Price is Right 8.55 2.2/7
  NBC Dateline (9p-11p) 6.78 1.8/6
  FOX Canterbury's Law 6.07 1.4/4
         
10:00 ABC 20/20 4.82 1.5/5
  CBS Numb3rs 9.91 2.3/7

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

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  • lauren

    Frak! i hope the BSG premiere did well. Will we know how well with all the extra buzz this year? its my favorite show!

  • lauren

    Frak! i hope the BSG premiere did well. Will we know how well with all the extra buzz this year? its my favorite show!

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Bill Gorman

    lauren, We’ll definitely know if it was in the top 40 cable shows. That list is out tomorrow.

    If it isn’t, and that’s quite possible, we’ll keep scrambling to get it.

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Bill, Travis Y. usually sooner or later will post Friday final numbers in the overnight results post on Bermans site for Friday. Usually if there is something interesting on cable, he posts those results. I haven’t seen anything yet though and I am now off to the McCovey cove..

  • http://tvbythenumbers.com Robert Seidman

    Bill, Travis Y. usually sooner or later will post Friday final numbers in the overnight results post on Bermans site for Friday. Usually if there is something interesting on cable, he posts those results. I haven't seen anything yet though and I am now off to the McCovey cove..

  • Marc

    As per BSG, it was a season premiere. Folks like myself waited over a year for it. So I am sure SCI FI or someone will release those numbers by this week.

  • Marc

    As per BSG, it was a season premiere. Folks like myself waited over a year for it. So I am sure SCI FI or someone will release those numbers by this week.

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