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How Friday's fare fared:

8 pm/ET
Ghost Whisperer was the night's most watched program, scaring up 11.56 million total viewers - a 12 percent surge from its last fresh outing and the series' best numbers since Nov. 15 (when Jim fully inhabited Sam's body for the first time). Terminator dipped 10 percent (3.42 mil) to place fourth behind Wife Swap (4.6 mil) and Howie Do It (4.25 mil).

9 pm
Flashpoint inched up 300K from its last new episode to win the hour with 9.17 million viewers. Trailing Supernanny, Friday Night Lights tackled third place with an audience of 4.23 mil (up 240K). Dollhouse dipped a smidgen to 4.13 mil. (For what it's worth, here's an interesting article where Eliza Dushku stresses that Episode 6, penned by Joss Whedon, is where the show starts to hit its true stride.)

10 pm
Numbers netted 9.6 million viewers, a gain of 600K. It was followed by 20/20 (7.1 mil) and Dateline (5.78 mil).