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Ratings: Whisperer Quiets Down Some

How Friday's fare fared: 8 pm/ETGhost Whisperer topped the hour with an audience of 9.7 million total viewers, down 15 percent from its last fresh outing. ABC's broadcast of Jim Carrey's Grinch placed second with 5.7 mil, followed by 5th Grader (5.45 mil). 9 pmA Numbers repeat was No. 1 with 8.45 mil, a full 27 percent less than what the warmed-over NCISes were doing in the time slot. (Reminder: A new season of Flashpoint fills this spot starting Jan. 9.) Behind the Mean One, Lyrics did 5.2 mil, followed by Lipstick Jungle (3.59 mil, up eight percent). 10 pmNumbers delivered 9.73 mil, down 13 percent from its last new entry. It was followed by 20/20 (6.42 mil, dipping nine percent) and Dateline (3.8 mil).

Matt Mitovich

How Friday's fare fared:

8 pm/ET
Ghost Whisperer topped the hour with an audience of 9.7 million total viewers, down 15 percent from its last fresh outing. ABC's broadcast of Jim Carrey's Grinch placed second with 5.7 mil, followed by 5th Grader (5.45 mil).

9 pm
A Numbers repeat was No. 1 with 8.45 mil, a full 27 percent less than what the warmed-over NCISes were doing in the time slot. (Reminder: A new season of Flashpoint fills this spot starting Jan. 9.) Behind the Mean One, Lyrics did 5.2 mil, followed by Lipstick Jungle (3.59 mil, up eight percent).

10 pm
Numbers delivered 9.73 mil, down 13 percent from its last new entry. It was followed by 20/20 (6.42 mil, dipping nine percent) and Dateline (3.8 mil).