via press release:
SUPER-SIZED SMALLVILLE SCORES SUPER FRIDAY RATINGS
FOR THE CW
Two-Hour SMALLVILLE Powers The CW to its Best Friday Night Since Sept. 2008
SMALLVILLE Delivers Largest Audience of The Season
February 8, 2009 (Burbank, CA) – The special two-hour SMALLVILLE telecast (“Absolute Justice”) powered The CW to its best Friday night performance since September 2008 in all key categories, including adults 18-49 (1.2/4), men 18-49 (1.5/5), adults 18-34 (1.1/4), men 18-34 (1.3/5) and total viewers (2.8mil), according to preliminary live plus same day Nielsen ratings for Friday, Feb. 5, 2009.
Friday’s two-hour SMALLVILLE was the show’s highest rated telecast of the season in total viewers, adults 18-49 (tie) and men 18-49.
SMALLVILLE built in the second hour by 10% in adults 18-34, 17% in men 18-34, 18% in adults 18-49, 14% in men 18-49 and 14% in total viewers.
Competitively, Smallville ranked first on Friday night among men 18-49 and ranked second among men 18-34.