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Nielsen Ratings Friday, July 18: Blame Canada

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July 19th, 2008

Scoreboard CBS NBC CW ABC FOX
Total Viewers (million) 6.34 5.23 4.39 4.26 3.14
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.3/5 1.2/5 1.6/6 1.3/5 1.2/5

CBS won a weak summer Friday with 6.23 million viewers [over NBC with 5.23 million], but soon to depart Friday Night Smackdown lifted the CW to a win in the adults 18-49 demo with a 1.6 rating / 6 share [over CBS and ABC with 1.3/5].

CBS's Canadian import Flashpoint lost about a million viewers and 0.4 demo rating points from its premiere last week. Although it did see an increase in its second half hour which provides it the tiniest bit of hope, more results like last night and it'll be "Take off, you Hoser!" ABC's Duel is a TV Dead Man Walking.

Full details:

Schedule:


Time Net Show
8:00 ABC America's Funniest Home Videos (repeat)
  CBS Ghost Whisperer (R)
  CW Friday Night Smackdown! (8p-10p)
  FOX The Animal (movie)
  NBC Most Outrageous Moments x2 (repeat)
     
9:00 ABC Duel
  CBS Numb3rs (R)
  NBC Dateline NBC (9-11p)
     
10:00 ABC 20/20
  CBS Flashpoint

Half-hourly results:

8:00 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 4.46 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#2)

CBS – Ghost Whisperer (R)
Viewers: 5.04 million (#1), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#4)

NBC – Most Outrageous Moments (R)
Viewers: 4.36 million (#3), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#3t)

Fox – Movie: The Animal (R)
Viewers: 2.81 million (#5), A18-49: 1.1/ 5 (#3t)

CW – Friday Night Smackdown!
Viewers: 3.83 million (#4), A18-49: 1.3/ 6 (#1)

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8:30 p.m.

ABC – America’s Funniest Home Videos (R)
Viewers: 5.22 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1t)

CBS – Ghost Whisperer (R)
Viewers: 5.85 million (#1), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3t)

NBC – Most Outrageous Moments (R)
Viewers: 4.12 million (#4), A18-49: 1.0/ 4 (#5)

Fox – Movie: The Animal (R)
Viewers: 2.95 million (#5), A18-49: 1.2/ 5 (#3t)

CW – Friday Night Smackdown!
Viewers: 4.35 million (#3), A18-49: 1.5/ 6 (#1t)

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9:00 p.m.

ABC – Duel
Viewers: 3.35 million (#4), A18-49: 0.9/ 4 (#5)

CBS – Numb3rs (R)
Viewers: 6.28 million (#1), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2t)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.27 million (#2), A18-49: 1.1/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The Animal (R)
Viewers: 3.30 million (#5), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#2t)

CW – Friday Night Smackdown!
Viewers: 4.46 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1) 

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9:30 p.m.

ABC – Duel
Viewers: 3.27 million (#5), A18-49: 0.9/ 3 (#5)

CBS – Numb3rs (R)
Viewers: 6.63 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.94 million (#2), A18-49: 1.2/ 4 (#4)

Fox – The Animal (R)
Viewers: 3.48 million (#5), A18-49: 1.3/ 5 (#3)

CW – Friday Night Smackdown!
Viewers: 4.91 million (#3), A18-49: 1.8/ 6 (#1) 

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10:00 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 4.41 million (#3), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)

CBS – Flashpoint 
Viewers: 6.75 million (#1), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#2t)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.94 million (#2), A18-49: 1.5/ 5 (#1)

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10:30 p.m.

ABC – 20/20
Viewers: 4.86 million (#3), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1t)

CBS – Flashpoint 
Viewers: 7.46 million (#1), A18-49: 1.6/ 6 (#1t)

NBC – Dateline
Viewers: 5.76 million (#2), A18-49: 1.4/ 5 (#3)

Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.

Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Source Marc Berman/Mediaweek.

Definitions:

Overnights: Local metered-market ratings service of Nielsen Station Index (NSI) in which household ratings and shares are provided to clients the morning following the day or evening of telecast.

Rating: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.

Share (of Audience): The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. (See also, Rating, which represents tuning or viewing as a percent of the entire population being measured.)

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast.

For more information see Numbers 101.

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