a gifted man 1 TV Ratings: CBS rules Friday night with 'A Gifted Man,' 'CSI: NY' and 'Blue Bloods'Though the 18-49 target age group was invested in the “Chuck” finale with a little over 4 million viewers, CBS was the big winner on Friday with “A Gifted Man” (despite the fact that all signs point to the death of that show), “CSI: NY” and “Blue Bloods.”

In the 8-9 hour, “Chuck” grabbed the youngsters, but the rerun of “A Gifted Man” walked away the winner with close to 7 million viewers, a 1.0 percent rating/3 share. ABC’s “Shark Tank” nabbed 5.5 million with a 4.4 rating/8 share. The first hour of the “Chuck” finale grabbed 4 million with a 2.4 rating/4 share. “Kitchen Nightmares” on Fox and “Nikita” on The CW trailed behind with 3.4 million, 2.1 percent rating/4 share and a bit over 1 million, 0.7/1, respectively.

The second hour of the “Chuck” finale rose slightly, but still couldn’t beat CBS’s “CSI: NY.” “Chuck” ended it’s run with 4.3 million but “CSI” (another rerun) walked away with 7.6 million. The ABC guessing game “Primetime: What Would You Do” grabbed a little over 5 million and 3.2 percent/5 share. Fox’s “Fringe” and The CW’s “Supernatural brought up the rear with 3.3 million and 2.1 percent rating/3 share for the beloved, yet declining “Fringe” and 1 million for the rerun of “Supernatural” and a 0.7 rating/1 share.

Once again, a rerun on CBS beat a new “20/20.” “Blue Bloods” won over the news show with 8 million and a 5.3 rating/9 share versus “20/20,” which was a bit below 6 million and a 3.9/7.

Reruns ruled the night on CBS, but in terms of 18-49 year olds, ABC won with 1.6. Fox was second with 1.3, followed by a 1.2 for NBC. CBS only took 1.1. The CW reruns only brought in 0.4

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “A Gifted Man” rerun (6.7million, 4.4/8)
ABC: “Shark Tank” (5.4 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: “Chuck” finale first hour (4.1 million, 2.4/4)
Fox: “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.4 million, 2.1/4)
The CW: “Nikita” rerun (1.2 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Shark Tank” (1.6)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI: NY” rerun (7.7 million, 5.0/8)
ABC: “Primetime: What Would You Do” (5.2 million, 3.2/5)
NBC: “Chuck” finale second hour (4.3 million, 2.4/4)
Fox: “Fringe” (3.4 million, 2.1/3)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.1 million, 0.7/1)

18-49 leader: “Primetime: What Would You Do” (1.7)

10 p.m.

CBS: “Blue Bloods” rerun (8.1 million,5.3/9)
ABC: “20/20” (5.7 million, 3.9/7)
NBC: “Dateline: NBC” (4.5 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.6)

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

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