Barbara Walters.jpgFast National ratings for Friday, March 30, 2012.

“20/20” dominated the night and placed ABC in a virtual tie with CBS on Friday night. The fact that the show had Barbara Walters covering the Mega Millions and lottery winners probably didn’t hurt. ABC’s “Shark Tank,” though it was a repeat, tied FOX’s “Kitchen Nightmares” at 8 p.m.

CBS dominated the second hour with “CSI: NY,” beating out “Primetime: What Would You Do?” with 9.8 million as opposed to 4.8 million, though it was a virtual tie in the 18-49 group. “Grimm” trailed behind in the nine o’clock hour with 4.1 million.

The final hour of prime time was taken over by “20/20,” which was Friday’s number one show in the 18-49 age group. This puts ABC in its third straight week of growth. “20/20” was the number one show on Friday night with its highest numbers in two years with adults 18-49 and adults 25-54 since October.

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