Sunday, October 23

Mariah Carey lifts ABC, ‘20/20′; CBS draws most viewers Friday

Barbara Walters, left, gets a look at the twins of Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. The children Moroccan and Monroe are known as Roc and Roe. Photo credit: Donna Svennevik/ABC

CBS easily had the most viewers Friday night, but ABC could cheer. The Disney-owned network tied CBS in the 18-to-49 age group, and long-running “20/20″  had the biggest audience of young adults for the night.

What brought in those young adults? Chris Cuomo’s interview with Bernie Madoff’s daughter-in-law, Stephanie Madoff Mack, and Barbara Walters’ chat with Mariah Carey and husband Nick Cannon about their difficulties in having a child. Cannon is host of “America’s Got Talent” on NBC.
CBS had the most viewers in each time slot, and freshman drama “A Gifted Man” gained a million viewers during its hour, a good sign. Here’s how the CBS lineup fared: “A Gifted Man’ with 8.6 million viewers, “CSI: NY” with 10.7 million and “Blue Bloods” with 10.8 million.
ABC finished second in each time slot with “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (5.1 million), a second “Extreme Makeover” (6 million) and “20/20″ (with 7.6 million viewers).
Here are the prime-time averages: CBS with 10 million, ABC with 6.2 million, NBC with 3.3 million, Fox with 2.6 million and The CW with 1.8 million.
Fox offered a new “Kitchen Nightmares” (3.5 million) and a “Fringe” rerun (1.7 million). NBC’s standout was a two-hour “Dateline” with 4 million. The CW offered fresh installments of “Nikita” (1.7 million) and “Supernatural” (1.8 million).
In Orlando, the top shows were “CSI: NY” (184,800 viewers), “Blue Bloods” (142,400), “A Gifted Man” (140,500), “20/20″ (with 114,400) and the 8 p.m. edition of “Extreme Makeover” (101,400).

Source: orlandosentinel
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