Diane Sawyer with Ashley Dupre, <I>20/20</i> Diane Sawyer with Ashley Dupre, 20/20

Friday's ratings round-up:

8 pm/ET
The unspooling saga of Ghost Whisperer's Jim had 11.36 million viewers enrapt, dipping just 300K from last week's season high. 5th Grader (six mil) placed second, up 11 percent week-to-week, followed by Deal or No Deal (5.7 mil) and Wife Swap (4.78 mil). Both the CW's Chris (1.78 mil) and The Game (1.62 mil) slipped a hair.

9 pm
Taking a cue from NCIS, a repeat of The Mentalist was a warmed-over force to be reckoned with, topping the whole night with 11.6 million viewers. NBC's Crusoe, which is due to set sail for Saturdays soon (say that 10 times fast!), plunged 16 percent, to 3.5 mil.

10 pm
Regaining a strong lead-in, Numbers notched a 21-percent surge, winning its time slot with 11.23 million viewers. Placing second was 20/20's sit-down with "Spitzer girl" Ashley Dupre, which at 8.24 mil represented a season high for the ABC news mag. (Just leave a twenty on the dresser, thanks.) Lipstick Jungle (3.33 mil), which is on its way to a Fridays-at-9 slot, dipped seven percent.