NBC, CBS Share Friday Title

The summer doldrums hit another Friday night in the ratings, with CBS and NBC claiming the top of a not very tall heap.

The two networks each averaged a 3.1 rating/6 share in primetime, good enough to beat ABC's 2.7/5. The CW came in fourth overall with a 2.5/5, and FOX trailed with a 2.0/4.

The CW grabbed first place in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 1.4 rating. ABC, 1.3, finished second, and FOX and NBC tied for third at 1.2. CBS came in at 1.1.

CBS took the 8 p.m. hour with "Ghost Whisperer," 3.6/8. NBC's "1 vs. 100" was second at 3.2/7. "Set for Life," 2.6/5, put ABC in third, ahead of "Friday Night Smackdown!," 2.3/5, on The CW. FOX aired the movie "Austin Powers in Goldmember."

The second hour of "Smackdown!," 2.8/5, tied NBC's "Las Vegas" for the lead at 9 p.m. A "Jericho" rerun on CBS drew a 2.5/5. FOX's movie closed with a 2.3/5, topping "Greek" on ABC.

At 10 p.m., ABC's "20/20" scored the night's highest rating, 4.0/8. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" posted a 3.5/7 for NBC, edging a "Numb3rs" repeat, 3.4/7, on CBS.

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