TV Ratings: 'The Mentalist' helps win Friday for CBS


Fast National ratings for Friday, March 9, 2012 Another Friday, another win for CBS. The network even shook up its rock-solid lineup by airing "The Mentalist" in the place of "A Gifted Man," but ratings were as big as ever for a Friday. Though slightly down from its usual Thursday night slot, "The Mentalist" settled in nicely between "Undercover Boss" and "Blue Bloods."CBS pulled in an average of 11 million viewers (6.9 rating/12 share) to handily win Friday. NBC came in a distant second with 5 million viewers (3.4/6), ABC wil 4.7 million (3.1/5), FOX with 2.8 million (1.8/3) and The CW bringing up the rear with 1.1 million (0.8/1).CBS also managed to dominate in the adults 18-49 demographic, pulling in a 2.0 rating and 6 share that bested ABC's 1.4/4, NBC's 1.3/4, FOX's 1.1/3 and The CW's 0.4/1. Friday hour by hour: 8 p.m. CBS: "Undercover Boss" (10.0 million, 6.2/11) ABC: "Shark Tank" (5.4...


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