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'JAG' Goes Out on a High Note Friday
LOS ANGELES ( Fast National ratings for Friday, April 29, 2005

Strong ratings for the series finale of "JAG" propelled CBS to a ratings victory Friday night.

CBS averaged a 7.6 rating/13 share in primetime, finishing well ahead of second-place NBC, 5.7/10. ABC was third at 5.1/9, and FOX came in fourth with a 3.5/6. The WB's 2.2/4 was good for fifth, beating UPN's 1.8/3.

Among adults 18-49, ABC and CBS each scored a 2.7 rating to tie for the lead. NBC was third at 2.4, followed by FOX, 2.1; The WB, 1.4; and UPN, 1.1.

CBS started the night with a "CSI" repeat, 6.8/13, at 8 p.m. NBC grabbed second with "Dateline," 5.3/10. ABC finished third for the hour with "America's Funniest Home Videos," beating a showing of the movie "Spider-Man," 3.1/6, on FOX. "Star Trek: Enterprise" averaged 2.0/4 for UPN, edging "What I Like About You" and a "Reba" repeat on The WB.

At 9 p.m., the "JAG" finale posted an 8.8/15, the night's best rating. NBC held onto second with "Third Watch," 5.5/9, while an hour's worth of "Hope & Faith" scored a 4.3/7 for ABC. FOX stayed in fourth with its movie. "Reba," 2.6/5, and "Living with Fran," 2.3/4, moved The WB into fifth. UPN trailed with an "America's Next Top Model" rerun.

"Numb3rs" completed the CBS sweep of the night with a 7.0/12 at 10 p.m. ABC's "20/20," featuring a report on former child stars, posted a 6.6/12, beating the 6.2/11 for "Law & Order: Trial by Jury."

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