December 03, 2011 9:14am PT by Philiana Ng
TV Ratings: 'CSI: NY,' 'Blue Bloods' Slip; 'Supernatural' Steady
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)