will estes blue bloods 320 TV Ratings: A 'Blue Bloods' rerun wins Friday nightFast National ratings for Friday, Nov. 25, 2011

It was a night of reruns, holiday specials and movies – so who came out on top? CBS did, as usual, but by a much slimmer margin than the Eye normally wins. A “Blue Bloods” rerun was the overall ratings winner for the night.

CBS averaged 5.3 million viewers and a 3.3 rating/6 share in households. ABC was second with 4.5 million, 2.7/5, NBC was third with 3.979 million, 2.5/4 and FOX was barely fourth with 3.977 million and a 2.4/4. The CW trailed with 1.5 million, 0.9/2.

In the adults 18-49 demo, it was almost exactly reversed. FOX won with a 1.2, followed by ABC with a 1.1, and then CBS and NBC at 1.0. The CW was fifth with a 0.4.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Shrek the Third” (4.08 million, 2.4/4)
NBC: “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (4.05 million, 2.6/5)

CBS: “Hoops & Yoyo Ruin Christmas” (3.7 million, 2.2/4)/ “Elf on the Shelf” (4.3 million, 2.3/4)
“Iron Man” (3.7 million viewers, 2.3/4 households)

The CW: “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” (1.8 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “Shrek the Third” and “Iron Man” (tie, 1.1)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” rerun (5.5 million, 3.5/6)

ABC: “Shrek the Third” (4.6 million, 2.5/4)
FOX: “Iron Man” (4.2 million, 2.5/4)

NBC: “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (3.97 million, 2.5/4)

The CW: “Olive, the Other Reindeer” (1.2 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Iron Man” (1.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (6.5 million, 4.2/8)
ABC: “20/20” (4.97 million, 3.3/6)

NBC: “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” (3.9 million, 2.3/4)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.2)

information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are
preliminary and subject to change, especially in the case of live
telecasts. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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."