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Friday Ratings: Prison Break Has Quiet Return

Prison Break‘s long absence did not make the heart grow fonder. After months off the calendar, the retiring series returned to a new day and disappointing numbers. CBS’ slate of repeats wound up winning the night in viewers while ABC placed first in the demos.

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Friday Ratings: Terminator Ends Quietly

Although it was only listed as a season finale, The Sarah Connor Chronicles most likely ended its entire run on Friday. Despite impressive numbers after its initial debut, the series closed with only 3.6 million viewers.

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Friday Ratings: NCAA Picks Up Steam

Viewers turned to action on the court for their entertainment this past Friday night. For the second week in a row, CBS’ sports coverage easily outscored the competition.

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Friday Ratings:  CBS Down But Still on Top

Although CBS didn’t see Ghost Whisperer-sized numbers, the network’s sports coverage did rally enough viewers to topple the competition.

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Friday Ratings: Signs of Life for Dollhouse, Terminator

After weeks of steady declines, FOX’s Friday night lineup did something unusual: it improved. Terminator and Dollhouse‘s increases gave the network a slightly less embarrassing 4th place finish.

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Friday Ratings: CBS Ends Week with a Win

CBS + Friday + new episodes = Really no reason for anyone else to show up.

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Friday Ratings: FOX Pales Against CBS Repeats

Although FOX had the perfect opportunity to exploit CBS’ repeat-filled evening, the network came in a disappointing fourth with the viewers. Terminator‘s even performance was unfortunately offset by Dollhouse‘s second week decline.

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Friday Ratings: Mediocre Debut for Dollhouse

Back-to-back shows about strong, good-looking women wasn’t quite enough for FOX Friday. Terminator took a major hit in its new time slot while Eliza Dushku was bested by the Supernanny. In other news, Diane Sawyer’s Appalachian Mountains special gave ABC a rare win in the demos, though CBS was still tops with the viewers.

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Friday Ratings: Howie Ain’t Doing It Anymore

Despite premiering to 7.7 million viewers, Howie Do It has seen a significant drop in recent weeks. The prank program has lost approximately 3 million viewers since its January debut. Meanwhile, CBS remains strong as always. The network once again took another Friday.

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  • (11.4 million, 2.8/9 in 18-49) was the evening’s top program.
  • (5.1 million, 1.8/6) remained steady.
  • (1.4/4) averaged 4.4 million over an hour.
  • A block (4.4 million, 1.2/4) was down 800,000 from last week.
  • (1.4 million, 0.5/2) lost a 1/2 million; * (1.2 million, 0.5/1) was off 700,000.

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Friday Ratings: ABC Forces a Tie with CBS

Okay, so CBS was only airing reruns. And ABC only tied in the demos. (CBS was alone with the viewers.) But when was the last time you could remember any other network making a showing on Fridays?

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