Women's Murder Club courtesy ABC Women's Murder Club courtesy ABC

The premiere of the new ABC drama Women's Murder Club was Friday's most-watched program - with 10.8 million total viewers - as well as the evening's No. 1 performer among the 18-49 demo. What's more, it gave ABC its best Friday audience since May 2006.

Elsewhere:

" Trailing Deal or No Deal, Ghost Whisperer (8.76 mil) matched last week's numbers. 20/20 was a distance fourth (behind Fox's playoffs coverage, which averaged 7.46 mil for the night).

" Opposite WMC at 9, Moonlight (7.3 mil) was down 950 thou. Friday Night Lights (5.42 mil) lost 16 percent of its season-premiere audience.

" Numbers topped the 10 o'clock hour in total viewers (9.1 mil, down 430K), while the returning Men in Trees (7.06 mil) was tops with the 18-49 crowd. With 7.13 mil, Las Vegas dipped 270 thou.