fringe-6B.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, Feb. 11, 2011

CBS led the first two hours of primetime in viewers en route to a ratings win Friday night, while ABC’s “20/20” about the harrowing Kim family disappearance and NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Tim McGraw also earned strong numbers. “Fringe” fell off some, but ratings were down slightly across the board.

scored 8.3 million viewers and a 5.3 rating/10 share in households for
the night, almost a million less viewers from last week. NBC took second with 5.998 million viewers and a 3.9/7. ABC was next with 5.5 million, 3.5/6, FOX was in fourth at 3.7, 2.2/4 and the CW was last with 2.1 million, 1.2/2.

was a three-way tie for the lead among adults 18-49: ABC, FOX and NBC
all averaged a 1.4 rating in the demographic. CBS was right behind with a 1.3 and the CW earned a 0.9.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “The Defenders” (7.9 million viewers, 5.0/9 households)
NBC: “Who Do You Think You Are?” (6.6 million, 4.5/8)
ABC: “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” (3.9 million, 2.4/4)
FOX: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.7 million, 2.3/4)
The CW: “Smallville” (2.3 million, 1.4/2)

18-49 leader: “Kitchen Nightmares” (1.5)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” (9.7 million, 6.2/11)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.7 million, 3.8/7)
ABC: “20/20” (5.3 million, 3.4/6)
FOX: “Fringe” (3.7 million, 2.2/4)
The CW: “Supernatural” (1.96 million, 1.1/2)

18-49 leader: “CSI: NY” (1.5)

10 p.m.

ABC: “20/20” (7.44 million, 4.7/9)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (7.38 million, 4.8/9)
NBC: “Dateline” (5.7 million, 3.8/7)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.9)

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

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Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."