Updated Friday Ratings: Ghost Whisperer wins, TSCC and Dollhouse higher
Update: We used Marc Berman’s numbers (he was first) but other sites, including James Hibberd are reporting different numbers than what Berman provided. From James Hibberd:
“Wasn’t planning to post yet another story on Fox’s “Terminator” and “Dollhouse” ratings, but I figure an item is only fair given what happened last night. For the first time, both shows went up.
“Terminator” (3.5 million, 1.2/4) went up 20% for last night’s “Today is the Day Part 1? (which at these viewing levels translates to a couple tenths). “Dollhouse” (4.3 million, 1.6/5) went up one tenth – 7%. “
I have changed the numbers in the table to reflect Hibberd’s accounting for Dollhouse and TSCC.
As usual CBS won Friday night led by Ghost Whisperer, but Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles bounced higher from last week and Dollhouse was up in total viewers versus last week though flat in terms and up 1/10th of a point in 18-49 viewers. What’s any of that mean? Probably not much really, but it should keep the internets buzzing for at least another week.
Flashpoint failed to deliver a 2.0 at 9pm, and Numb3rs just made the 2.0 threshold. Even though Numb3rs had almost identical total viewing last week it was down ~13% among 18-49 year olds.
The news magazines 20/20 and Dateline must not have been that interesting last night.
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share|
|NBC||Howie Do It||4.3||1.3/5|
|FOX||Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles||3.5||1.2/4|
|CW||Everybody Hates Chris||1.8||0.7/2|
|NBC||Friday Night Lights||4.4||1.5/5|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (R)||1.9||0.7/2|
Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2009 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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