Leading the pack for CBS’ winter premieres was CSI: NY, which with 10.53 million total viewers and a 1.8 demo rating enjoyed gains of 7 and 29 percent. Lead-in A Gifted Man was welcomed back by 8.52 mil and a 1.5 rating (up 6 and 15 percent), while Blue Bloods (11.2 mil/1.8) capped the Eye’s evening with a 13 percent bump in the demo.
Over on The CW, Nikita (1.55 mil/0.6) and Supernatural (1.8 mil/0.8) were down a few eyeballs from their fall finales but each gained a tenth in the demo.
Even plucky Chuck (3.38 mil/1.0) was up 9 and 25 percent. [Side note: I said my “goodbyes” to Yvonne Strahovski last night at NBC’s TCA soiree — as well as got some curious teases about the series finale which I will share at some point.]
While Blue Bloods, as is typical, topped Friday in total viewers, preliminary numbers indicate that Fox’s coverage of the Cotton Bowl (7.8 million viewers/2.2 rating) drew the night’s best demos.
What did you watch live or live-ish this Friday?