/// The Programming Insider: Monday 8/22/11

August 22, 2011  |  Media Week

In Today's Issue: Prime-Time Ratings: Weekend Results Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: Happy 200th ______________________________________________________________ PRIME-TIME RATINGS: Weekend Highlights Friday 8/19/11 Note: The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data). Household Rating/Share CBS: 4.1/ 8, NBC: 3.4/ 6, ABC: 2.9/ 5, Fox: 2.5/ 5, CW: 0.6/ 1 Total Viewers: CBS: 6.21 million, NBC: 5.09, ABC: 4.51, Fox: 4.044, CW: 989,000 Adults 18-49: NBC and Fox: 1.4 rating/5 share each, ABC: 1.3/ 4, CBS: 1.2/ 4, CW: 0.4/ 1 Note: Any prior rating results are based on the final nationals. -Friday’s Winners: Nothing -Friday’s Losers: Friends With Benefits (NBC), Karaoke Battle U.S.A. (ABC) Ratings Breakdown: It was a Friday of low-rated split leadership, with CBS the most-watched network, and NBC and Fox tied for No. 1 among adults 18-49. The season finale of Canadian drama Flashpoint opened the evening for CBS with a dominant 6.87 million viewers and a 1.4 rating/5 share among 18-49 at 8 p.m. Next on CBS were repeats of CSI: NY (Viewers: #1, 6.00 million; A18-49: #3t, 1.1/ 4) and Blue Bloods (Viewers: #2, 5.75 million; A18-49: #3, 0.9/ 3) from 9-11 p.m. NBC populated the evening with two more burn-off episodes of sitcom Friends With Benefits (Viewers: #4, avg. 3.09 million; A18-49: #4, avg. 0.9/ 4 from 8-9 p.m.) and a two-hour edition of Dateline , which rose to first in both total viewers (6.09 million) and adults 18-49 (1.6/ 5) from 9-11 p.m. Over at Fox, Atlanta versus Jacksonville on Pre-Season Football averaged an approximate 4.04 million viewers (#4) and a 1.4/ 5 among adults 18-49 (#1t) in prime time. Elsewhere, week two of Karaoke Battle U.S.A

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