ABC and NBC split the Friday Nielsen Media Research ratings honors, with ABC
winning the key demos and total viewers and NBC taking households.
ABC won across the key categories from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. with America's
Funniest Home Videos.
At 9 p.m., NBC won households and adults 25 through 54 with Dateline,
which tied ABC (Whose Line Is It Anyway) among adults 18 through 49.
ABC won with adults 18 through 34. At 10 p.m., NBC's Law & Order: Special
Victims Unit edged out ABC's 20/20 in households and the key adult
For the night, the household numbers: NBC 5.0/10, ABC 4.7/9, CBS 3.8/8 and
Adults 18 through 49: ABC 2.2/8, NBC 2.0/7, Fox 1.4/6 and CBS 1.3/5.