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TV Ratings Friday: 'CSI: NY' Up, Tops Night; Penultimate 'Medium' Down + 'Human Target'

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January 15th, 2011

Scoreboard CBS NBC ABC FOX CW
Rating/Share: Adults 18-49 1.5/5 1.4/5 1.3/4 1.2/4 0.6/2
Total Viewers (million) 8.119 5.110 5.000 4.746 1.573

CBS's scripted content won the night with adults 18-49 and total viewers, which I suppose isn't shabby considering one-third of the lineup is the waning Medium and another third was a repeat of The Mentalist.  But all is not glorious for scripted TV on Friday as the 10pm hour of Dateline tied the 9pm CSI: NY. CBS just barely edged out the 18-49 victory over NBC's unscripted lineup which also was in repeats for an hour with Minute To Win It.

In its next to last episode, Medium was down 0.1 from the previous week to a 1.3 adults 18-49 rating CSI: NY was up 0.1 from last week to a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating and 9.5 million viewers.  The Mentalist rerun scored a 1.4 adults 18-49 ratings.

The rescheduled episodes of Human Target from Wednesday pulled a 1.3 and 1.2 rating respectively with adults 18-49.  Considering the last minute schedule change and being on Friday, it's not surprising they're down from the 1.7 adults 18-49 rating Human Target had with its last Wednesday original.  But does this say anything about how Fringe will do on Fridays?

Overnight broadcast primetime ratings for Friday,  January 14, 2011:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Sh Viewers (Millions)
8:00 CBS Medium 1.3/5 6.64
FOX Human Target 1.3/4 4.73
ABC Supernanny 1.2/4 4.57
NBC Minute To Win It (R) 1.2/4 4.55
CW Smallville (R) 0.7/2 1.74
9:00 CBS CSI: NY 1.7/5 9.54
ABC Primetime: What Would You Do 1.5/5 4.97
NBC Dateline NBC 1.3/4 4.91
FOX Human Target 1.2/4 4.77
CW Supernatural (R) 0.6/2 1.40
10:00 NBC Dateline NBC 1.7/5 5.87
CBS The Mentalist (R) 1.4/4 8.18
ABC 20/20 1.4/4 5.46

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

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