Note: we have a planned site outage for around noon pacific time today (Saturday, January 16) that will hopefully only last around 5 minutes.

CBS won the night with all 3 of its shows averaging a 2.2 rating with adults 18-49, which is almost identical to last week, though last week Numb3rs and Medium each had a 2.1 rating.   If that trend continues it’s going to put some pressure on Miami Medical when it takes Numb3rs’ slot.

ABC’s Supernanny and Shark Tank both saw improvement over last week when Supernanny averaged a 1.2 and Shark Tank a 1.4.  Last night Supernanny improved to a 1.6 adults 18-49 rating and Shark Tank also improved  to a  1.6 adults 18-49 rating.

The penultimate episode of Dollhouse

Next Friday all of the broadcast networks will be running the Hope for Haiti telethon.


Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Shr Viewers (Millons)
8:00 CBS Ghost Whisperer 2.1/7 8.20
ABC Supernnany 1.5/5 5.14
NBC Law & Order 1.3/5 7.15
FOX Bones (R) 1.1/4 3.83
CW Smallville (R) 0.5/2 1.29
8:30 CBS Ghost Whisperer 2.3/8 9.05
ABC Supernnany 1.7/6 5.63
NBC Law & Order 1.5/5 7.50
FOX Bones (R) 1.1/4 3.92
CW Smallville (R) 0.4/1 1.09
9:00 CBS Medium 2.2/7 9.04
NBC Dateline 1.6/5 7.52
ABC Shark Tank 1.6/5 4.47
FOX Dollhouse 0.8/3 2.23
CW Smallville (R) 0.5/1 1.19
9:30 CBS Medium 2.2/7 8.97
NBC Dateline 1.7/5 7.97
ABC Shark Tank 1.6/5 4.40
FOX Dollhouse 0.7/2 1.94
CW Smallville (R) 0.5/2 1.39
10:00 CBS Numb3rs 2.2/7 9.65
ABC 20/20 1.6/5 5.64
NBC The Jay Leno Show 1.5/5 5.92
10:30 CBS Numb3rs 2.2/7 9.39
ABC 20/20 1.3/4 5.17
NBC The Jay Leno Show 1.3/4 4.97


Ratings data via Marc Berman’s PI forums.

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