TV Ratings: 'CSI: NY,' 'Blue Bloods' Slip; 'Supernatural' Steady
Fox's Pac-12 championship game fails to draw a crowd and Katie Couric's Beyonce interview doesn't boost ratings.
It was another down week in the ratings following Black Friday, even with football as one of the programming choices on broadcast.
CBS continued its reign atop a sleepy Friday, up against Fox's telecast of the first Pac-12 championship game between the Oregon Ducks and the UCLA Bruins. (Ducks won the game handily.) Averaging a 1.4 rating in the key 18-49 demo during primetime, CBS' lineup slipped across the board from their last originals -- with Blue Bloods seeing the biggest drop.
A Gifted Man (8 million total viewers, 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 demographic) hovered around its usual demo home, but compared to two weeks ago, was down a tenth. CSI: NY (9.7 million, 1.4) dropped two tenths, while Blue Bloods (11 million, 1.6) plunged. Even so, CBS either tied (A Gifted Man) for No. 1 or won its hours (CSI: NY, Blue Bloods).
Following CBS was Fox with the Ducks-Bruins football game. From 8-10 p.m., the matchup didn't prove to be a big draw as 4.3 million tuned in and the network averaged a 1.3.
ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (4.8 million, 1.2) dipped slightly and Katie Couric's big 20/20 interview (4.5 million, 1.3) with a pregnant Beyonce didn't infuse a new energy at 10 p.m. ABC placed third on the night with a 1.2 average.
The CW's midseason finale of Nikita (1.7 million, 0.5) dropped, while Supernatural (1.9 million, 0.7) held firm. NBC's telecast of Game of Your Life (2.2 million, 0.6) wasn't a ratings winner; Dateline (4.1 million, 1.0) followed with a steep drop.
Fox: Pac-12 Championship Game (4.3 million viewers, 1.3 rating in adults 18-49)
CBS: A Gifted Man (8 million, 1.2)
ABC: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (4.8 million, 1.2)
NBC: Game of Your Life (2.2 million, 0.6)
The CW: Nikita (1.7 million, 0.5)
CBS: CSI: NY (9.7 million, 1.4)
The CW: Supernatural (1.9 million, 0.7)
CBS: Blue Bloods (11 million, 1.6)
ABC: 20/20 (4.5 million, 1.3)
NBC: Dateline (4.1 million, 1.0)