Even with a full night of new scripted programming, CBS couldn’t win the night. NBC edged it out with a narrow adults 18-49 victory (1.5 vs. 1.4). Ghost Whisperer was CBS’s highest-rated show with adults 18-49, with a 1.5 rating, winning the 8pm hour. At 9pm Dateline and Medium tied (1.4 rating) with adults 18-49, though Medium’s 6.3 million came in ahead of Dateline’s 6.1 million viewers for the hour.
Miami Medical was actually the most-watched show on CBS last night but it also had the lowest adults 18-49 rating (1.3) of CBS’s trio and finished last in the hour in the demo. NBC’s Dateline won the 10pm hour with both adults 18-49 (1.9 rating) and total viewers (7.3 million.) Miami Medical’s 18-49 numbers rose .3 versus last week, or 30%. Last week the new episode of Miami Medical had repeats as its lead-in.
Smallville averaged a 0.9 rating with adults 18-49 and 2.37 million viewers.
Nielsen overnight ratings for Friday, April 30, 2010:
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating||Viewers (Millions)|
|NBC||Who Do You Think You Are||1.2/5||5.21|
|FOX||House (R) 8p-10p||0.9/3||2.77|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model (R)||0.6/2||1.50|
Nielsen TV Ratings: ©2010 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved. Source: Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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