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TV Ratings Friday: School Pride Opens Low, Smallville 200th, Supernatural Up; CSI:NY, Blue Bloods Down

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October 16th, 2010

Scoreboard CBS CW NBC ABC FOX
rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.5/5 1.3/4 1.1/4 1.1/4 0.8/3
Total Viewers (million) 8.66 2.99 4.26 4.22 2.50

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The series premiere of NBC's School Pride cheered in with just a 0.9 adults 18-49 rating. It was followed from 9-11pm by Dateline NBC which averaged a 1.2 rating, down 25% from last week's 8-10pm episode. On the upside, its 1.3 rating from 10-11pm was 30% better than last week's, now exiled to Saturday, Outlaw. Overall though, NBC's nightly 18-49 ratings average dropped from a 1.4 to a 1.1.

On the CW, Smallville's 200th episode was up 30% vs. last week to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating, also delivering a season high average viewership 0f 3.2 million. Supernatural was up 20% to a 1.2 adults 18-49 rating.

At CBS, Medium's 1.2 adults 18-49 rating was even with last week. CSI:NY's 1.7 adults 18-49 rating was down 11% from last week. While Blue Bloods slipped 6% to a 1.7 rating.

Fox's Good Guys 0.8 adults 18-49 rating was even with last week.

CBS topped the night with both its 1.5 adults 18-49 rating, and its press release friendly 8.66 million average viewers, but the CW's second place finish in the adults 18-49 ratings for the night was noteworthy.

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday, October 15, 2010:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating 18-49 Share Viewers Live+SD (Millons)
8:00 CW Smallville 1.3 5 3.18
CBS Medium 1.2 4 6.14
ABC No Ordinary Family (repeat) 1.0 4 4.11
NBC School Pride (premiere) 0.9 3 2.90
FOX House (repeat) 0.8 3 2.67
9:00 CBS CSI:NY 1.7 6 9.54
NBC Dateline NBC 1.2 4 4.65
CW Supernatural 1.2 4 2.81
ABC 20/20 (repeat) 1.1 4 3.86
FOX The Good Guys 0.8 3 2.34
10:00 CBS Blue Bloods 1.7 6 10.29
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3 4 5.21
ABC 20/20 1.3 4 4.69

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Late night results via NBC:

In Late-Night Metered Markets Friday night:

In Nielsen's 56 metered markets, household results were: "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 2.8/7; CBS's "Late Show with David Letterman," 2.3/5; and ABC's combo of "Nightline," 2.6/6; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 1.3/4 with an encore.

In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, adult 18-49 results were: “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” 1.0/4; "Late Show," 0.6/3; "Nightline," 0.8/3; and "Jimmy Kimmel Live," 0.5/2 with an encore.

At 12:35 a.m., "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" (1.5/5 in metered-market households) beat CBS's "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" (1.3/4). In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, "Late Night" (0.7/4 in 18-49) topped "Late Late Show" (0.3/2).

At 1:35 a.m., Last Call with Carson Daly" averaged a 0.9/3 in metered-market households and a 0.5/3 in adults 18-49 in the 25 markets with local people meters.

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NOTE: All national ratings are "live plus same day" from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise indicated.
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