TV ratings: 'Kitchen Nightmares,' 'CSI: NY,' news magazines lead Friday


Fast national ratings for Friday, May 6, 2011.Fox's "Kitchen Nightmares" led early prime-time viewing, but as the night wore on ABC and NBC's news magazines "20/20" and "Dateline" picked up viewers, as did "CSI: NY."CBS led the night in total viewers with 8.7 million, though the network tied with both ABC and NBC for a 1.4 rating/5 share in households. NBC's "Dateline" pulled in a respectable audience at 10 p.m., beating out both ABC's "20/20" (just slightly) and CBS's "Blue Bloods."Friday hour by hour:8 p.m.FOX: "Kitchen Nightmares" (3.6 million viewers, 1.6/6 households)CBS: "Flashpoint" (6.8 million viewers, 1.1/4 households)ABC: "Shark Tank" (4.4 million viewers, 1.2/5 households)NBC: "Friday Night Lights" (2.7 million viewers, 0.7/3 households)The CW: "Smallville" (1.9 million viewers, 0.8/3 households)18-49 leader: "Kitchen Nightmares" (1.6)9 p.m.CBS: "CSY: NY" (9 million viewers, 1.5/5 households)NBC: "Dateline: NBC" (4.6 million viewers, 1.2/4 households)ABC: "Primetime: What Would You Do?" (3.9 million viewers, 1.2/4 households)FOX: "Fringe" (3.4 million viewers, 1.2/4 households)The...


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