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Broadcast TV Ratings for Friday, January 21, 2011

Network HH Rating/Share Viewers A18-49 Rating/Share
4.5/8 7.192M 1.3/4
3.7/6 5.769M 1.3/4
3.2/6 4.933M 1.4/5

2.6/5 4.556M 1.9/6

0.9/2 1.419M 0.5/2

Complete ratings and breakdowns, including week-to-week comparisons, etc., follows after the jump.

CBS finished in first place for the evening with a 4.5/8 HH rating/share and 7.192 million viewers, but was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

5.1/9 HH rating [#1]

8.119M viewers [#1]

1.5/5 A18-49 [#1]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The seventh season/series finale of Medium (4.8/8 HH rating/share, 7.77M viewers, 1.6/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: CSI: NY-REPEAT (4.5/8 HH rating/share, 7.21M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: CSI: NY-REPEAT (4.3/8 HH rating/share, 6.60M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).

NBC followed in second place for the evening with a 3.7/6 HH rating/share and 5.769 million viewers, but was tied for third among adults 18-49 with a 1.3/4 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.2/6 HH rating [#3]

5.110M viewers [#2]

1.4/5 A18-49 rating [#2]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Minute to Win It-REPEAT (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.66M viewers, 1.2/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Dateline NBC (4.2/8 HH rating/share, 6.40M viewers, 1.4/5 A18-49 rating/share).

ABC finished in third place for the evening with a 3.2/6 HH rating/share and 4.933 million viewers, but managed a second place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/5 rating/share.

Last Week:

3.3/6 HH rating [#2]

5.000M viewers [#3]

1.3/4 A18-49 rating [#3]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Supernany (2.9/5 HH rating/share, 4.31M viewers, 1.1/4 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Primetime: What Would You Do? (3.2/5 HH rating/share, 5.12M viewers, 1.7/5 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 10:00 p.m.: 20/20 (3.6/6 HH rating/share, 5.37M viewers, 1.5/5 A18-49 rating/share).

FOX followed in fourth place for the evening with a 2.6/5 HH rating/share and 4.556 million viewers, but managed a first place finish among adults 18-49 with a 1.9/6 rating/share.

Last Week:

2.8/5 HH rating [#4]

4.746M viewers [#4]

1.2/4 A18-49 rating [#4]

  • 8:00 p.m.: The fourth season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares (2.5/4 HH rating/share, 4.25M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: The time-period premiere of Fringe (2.7/5 HH rating/share, 4.86M viewers, 1.9/6 A18-49 rating/share).

The CW finished in fifth place for the evening with a 0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.419 million viewers and a 0.5/2 rating/share among adults 18-49.

Last Week:

1.0/2 HH rating [#5]

1.573M viewers [#5]

0.6/2 A18-49 rating [#5]

  • 8:00 p.m.: Smallville-REPEAT (0.9/2 HH rating/share, 1.52M viewers, 0.6/2 A18-49 rating/share).
  • 9:00 p.m.: Supernatural-REPEAT (0.8/1 HH rating/share, 1.31M viewers, 0.5/2 A18-49 rating/share).

GO TO WEEKLY RATINGS PAGE

Note: Network average numbers from the week prior are based on fast affiliate data. Comparisons from the week prior (or episode-to-episode, etc.) on specific shows are based on final national data. Ratings for the current day are based on fast affiliates. (Expect all three scenarios to be the case at all times, unless otherwise noted). The final rating for first-run episodes that aired this evening will be reported the following week. So for example, the final rating for tonight’s episode of “Medium” will be reported in next weeks report for Friday, January 28, 2011. Also keep in mind that because these are fast affiliate numbers, when the finals are released there may be noticeable changes.

And lastly, there may be some errors in the data due to rounding/human error. I’ll do my best to limit those mistakes and correct them in time for the next weeks report.

Sources: Fast Affiliate/Final National Ratings Data from Nielsen Media Research. Daily ratings figures can be found at Zap2It, PI Feedback, and TV by the Numbers.

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