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NBC Takes Ownership of Friday Night
LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Fast National ratings for Friday, Oct. 29, 2004

With the World Series over and done with, NBC easily managed to repeat its win of last week, snagging a 6.2 rating/11 share among households on Friday (Oct. 29). CBS was second with a 5.3/9, followed by ABC, 4.8/9; The WB, 2.3/4; FOX, 2.1/4; and UPN, 1.6/3.

The picture was slightly different among 18 to 49-year-olds, with the peacock network still winning with a 2.8, but ABC taking the No. 2 spot with a 2.5 to CBS' 1.9. FOX and The WB tied for fourthin the demographic with a 1.3 each, while UPN brought up the rear with a 1.3.

NBC started off the night with "Dateline," 6.2.12, easily besting CBS' "Joan of Arcadia," 4.9/9. ABC was third with "8 Simple Rules," 5.0/9, and "Comple Savages" averaging a 4.7/9 for the hour. A baseball-free FOX went with "Totally Outrageous Behavior" and "World's Craziest Videos" to the tune of a 2.3/4 for the hour, while UPN's "Star Trek: Enterprise" tied with The WB's "What I Like About You," 2.0/4, and the holiday special "A Scooby-Doo Halloween," 1.8/3.

At 9 p.m., NBC had the highest-rated show of the night, "Third Watch," 6.5/12. CBS held at No. 2 with "JAG," 6.2/11, and ABC stayed in third place with "Hope & Faith," 4.7/8, and "Less Than Perfect," 4.0/7. The WB rose to fourth with back-to-back episodes of "Reba" averaging a 2.7/5 for the hour. FOX slipped to fifth place with a repeat of "Renovate My Family," 2.0/4, and UPN has last place all to itself with a repeat of Wednesday night's "America's Next Top Model," 1.3/2.

The night was sewn for NBC at 10 p.m. courtesy of "Medical Investigation," 5.9/11. ABC went back to second place with "20/20," 5.5/10, and CBS made a visit to "dr. vegas," 4.8/9.

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