a gifted man review TV Ratings: 'Blue Bloods,' 'CSI: NY' dominate for CBSFast national ratings for Friday, Oct. 14, 2011

CBS did a tidy bit of business on Friday night with its drama lineup of “A Gifted Man,” “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods.” Not that the competition was stiff — both NBC and ABC ran sitcom re-runs ahead of news magazines “Dateline” and “20/20.”

CBS snagged 9.5 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/11 share in households for the night, finishing way ahead of NBC (4.4 million, 3.0/5), ABC (4.3 million, 3.0/5), FOX (3.4 million, 2.1/4) and The CW (1.6 million, 1.1/2).

CBS also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.6 rating. FOX followed with 1.3, NBC with 1.2, ABC at 1.2 and The CW at 0.6. ]]>Friday hour-by-hour 8 p.m. CBS: “A Gifted Man” (7.8 million, 5.0/9)
ABC: “Last Man Standing” re-runs (4.8 million, 3.1/6)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.6 million, 2.2/4)
NBC: “The Office” re-run (2.1 million, 1.4/3)/”Parks and Recreation” re-run (1.5 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: “Nikita” (1.7 million, 1.2/2) 18-49 leader: “Kitchen Nightmares” (1.4) 9 p.m. CBS: “CSI: NY” (10 million, 6.2/11)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.3 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “Modern Family” re-run (3.7 million, 2.5/4)/”Suburgatory” re-run (3.1 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: “Fringe” (3.1 million, 2.0/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” (1.6 million, 1.1/2) 18-49 leader: “CSI: NY” (1.7) 10 p.m. CBS: “Blue Bloods” (10.9 million, 7.0/12)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (5.6 million, 4.2/7)
ABC: “20/20” (4.7 million, 3.4/6) 18-49 leader: “Blue Bloods” and “Dateline: NBC” (tied at 1.7) Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company. More ratings at Zap2it: Daily, weekly and cable

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Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson