chuck season 5 Ratings: 'Chuck' down slightly, CBS wins with rerunsFast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Friday night was full of reruns, movies and a new episode of “Chuck,” so ratings were rather uneventful. “Chuck” was down slightly from its new episode on Christmas Eve a week ago.

CBS won the night with 6.8 million viewers and a 4.3 rating/8 share of households. ABC and NBC were neck-and-neck for second, with ABC eeking out a win with 3.77 million viewers, 2.4/4 to NBC’s 3.71 million, 2.4/4. FOX was fourth at 2.1 million, 1.3/6 and the CW was last with 785 K and a 0.5/1.

In the 18-49 demographic, ABC and CBS tied at 1.0, followed by NBC (0.9), FOX (0.8) and the CW (0.3).

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

“A Gifted Man” rerun (6.3 million viewers, 4.0/7 households)
ABC: “Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe” (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: “Chuck” (3.2 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” rerun (2.8 million, 1.7/3)
The CW: “Secret Circle” rerun (871 K, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader:
“Kitchen Nightmares” (1.1)

9 p.m.

“CSI: NY” rerun (6.3 million, 4.0/7)
ABC: “Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe” (3.8 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: “Grimm” rerun (3.2 million, 2.0/4)
FOX: “Fringe” rerun (1.3 million, 0.9/1)
The CW: Special – “Secret Circle” rerun (700 K, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader:
“CSI: NY” (1.2)

10 p.m.

“Blue Bloods” rerun (6.8 million, 4.3/8)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.2 million, 3.6/6)
ABC: “Chronicles of Narnia: Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe” (3.8 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader:
“Dateline” (1.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers
are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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