hope for haiti telethon TV Ratings: 'Hope for Haiti Now' watched most on ABCFast national ratings for Friday, Jan. 22.

Friday was an interesting night, ratings-wise, because every channel was broadcasting the exact same thing for two hours. Apparently, ABC was the best place to watch the telethon, except for one half-hour (9:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) when NBC won.

The telethon, coupled with a relatively new “20/20,” helped ABC win the night with an average of 5.2 million viewers, 3.4/6 households. ABC and NBC tied for the 18-49 demo with a 1.3 share.

Friday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

ABC: “Hope for Haiti” series premiere (4.5 million, 3.0/5)
CBS: “Hope for Haiti” reruns (4.4 million, 2.9/5)
NBC: “Hope for Haiti” (4.3 million, 2.9/5)
FOX: “Hope for Haiti” (1.7 million viewers, 1.1/2 households)
The CW: “Hope for Haiti” (947K, 0.6/1)

18-49 leader: “Hope for Haiti,” NBC (1.2)

9 p.m.

ABC: “Hope for Haiti” (4.7 million, 3.0/5)
NBC: “Hope for Haiti” (4.6 million, 2.9/5)
CBS: “Hope for Haiti” (4.1 million, 2.6/5)
FOX: “Hope for Haiti” (1.7 million, 1.1/2)
The CW: “Hope for Haiti” (761K, 0.5/1)

18-49 leader: “Hope for Haiti,” NBC (1.3)

10 p.m.

ABC: “20/20” (6.3 million, 4.2/7)
NBC: “Dateline” (4.9 million, 3.2/6)
CBS: “Medium” rerun (4.0 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: “20/20” (1.5)

By the way, if you are still interested in donating to the Haiti relief fund, visit http://www.hopeforhaitinow.org.

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

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