Jennifer Love Hewitt, 'Ghost Whisperer'

Jennifer Love Hewitt, 'Ghost Whisperer'

Fast National ratings for Friday, May 1, 2009

CBS has once again won the Friday night ratings race. What else is new?

CBS led with a 6.1 rating/11 share, far ahead of ABC's 3.5/6 and NBC's 3.3/6. FOX took fourth 2.0/4, and The CW crawled into last with a 1.0/2.

The story remained unchanged in the 18-49 adult demo, CBS snagging first with a 2.2. ABC took in a 1.6, ahead of NBC's 1.3. FOX drew a 1.0, while The CW had only a 0.7.

"Ghost Whisperer" kicked off the evening in first place, bringing CBS a 6.2/12 at 8 p.m. The "Wife Swap" finale only earned ABC a 3.0/6 for second place. FOX battled NBC for third place, with "Prison Break" drawing a 2.1/4 over the double shot of "Howie Do It's" 2.0/4, respectively. The CW's "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Game" averaged only a 1.1/2 for the hour.

"Flashpoint's" 6.0/11 kept CBS on a roll for first place in the 9 o'clock hour, while NBC's "Dateline" helped push it to second with a 3.6/6. ABC took third with "Supernanny," 3.2/6, FOX's "Dollhouse" took fourth, 1.9/3, and The CW's "America's Next Top Model" trailed.

CBS finished the night on top with "Numb3rs," 6.0/11. ABC's "20/20" (4.4/8) and NBC's "Dateline" (4.2/8) jostled for the remaining viewers.

Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.