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Smaller 'Numb3rs' Still Good Enough for CBS Friday
Febuary 6th, 2005
The ratings for "Numb3rs" fell some in the show's second week in its regular home, but they were still strong enough to lead CBS to a win on Friday.
For the night, CBS averaged a 6.8 rating/12 share, beating NBC's 6.2/11. ABC took third at 5.6/10. Things dropped off from there as fourth-place FOX managed only a 2.5/4, just holding off The WB's 2.4/4. UPN trailed with a 1.4/2.
ABC won a close race in the adults 18-49 demographic by averaging a 2.8 rating, just ahead of CBS, 2.7, and NBC, 2.6. FOX came in fourth with a 1.6, followed by The WB, 1.5, and UPN 0.8.
"Dateline NBC" and a CBS special, "The Greatest Super Bowl Commercials," tied for the lead at 8 p.m., each averaging 6.0/10. ABC got a 5.4/9 from two episodes of "8 Simple Rules." An hour of "The Bernie Mac Show" put FOX in fourth with a 2.8/5. The WB took fifth "What I Like About You" and a "Reba" repeat, beating "Star Trek: Enterprise" on UPN.

NBC and CBS stayed close at 9 p.m., with "Third Watch," 6.8/11, just beating out the 6.7/11 for "JAG" on CBS. "Hope & Faith," 5.6/9, and "Less Than Perfect," 5.1/9, kept ABC in third. The WB moved up to fourth with "Reba," 3.3/6, and "Blue Collar TV," 2.3/4. FOX's "Jonny Zero" was fifth. UPN aired a repeat of "The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott."

At 10 p.m., "Numb3rs" (7.8/13) was down from the 9.8/17 it drew last week -- when it also had a bigger lead-in with a "CSI" rerun -- but still won the hour by a comfortable margin. ABC's "20/20" was second at 6.1/11, relegating NBC's "Medical Investigation," 5.7/10, to third.

Source: Zap2it.com
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