seacrest dick clark TV ratings: 'New Year's Rockin' Eve' gives ABC a win to close 2010Fast National ratings for Friday, Dec. 31, 2010

The prime-time portion of ABC’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” led ABC to a ratings win on Friday, beating out a lineup of repeats on CBS.

Thanks to the biggest “Rockin’ Eve” audience in primetime since 2007, ABC brought in 6.7 million viewers and a 3.6 rating/8 share in households for the night. CBS (6.3 million, 3.9/8) was not far behind in second. NBC (3.8 million, 2.1/4) came in third, followed by FOX (2 million, 1.3/3) and The CW (1.1 million, 0.7/1).

ABC also led the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.9 rating. NBC took second in the demo at 1.0 and was the only other network to make it to that mark. CBS drew a 0.9, FOX a 0.6 and The CW a 0.3.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “NCIS” rerun (6.6 million viewers, 4.1/8 households)
ABC: Movie – “Wild Hogs” (5.1 million, 2.9/6)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” rerun (3.8 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: Movie – “Rocky Balboa” (1.8 million, 1.2/2)
The CW: “Smallville” rerun (1.2 million, 0.8/2)

18-49 leader: “Wild Hogs” (1.3)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” rerun (6.1 million, 3.9/8)
ABC: “Wild Hogs” (6 million, 3.3/7)
NBC: “Minute to Win It” rerun (3.9 million, 2.2/4)
FOX: “Rocky Balboa” (2.2 million, 1.4/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.1 million, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Wild Hogs” (1.5)

10 p.m.

ABC: Special – “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” (9.1 million, 4.7/10)
CBS: “Blue Bloods” Rerun (6.1 million, 3.7/8)
NBC: Special – “New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” (3.9 million, 2.1/5)

18-49 leader: “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” (2.7)

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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Posted by:Rick Porter