The series-premiere of CBS’ The Ex List won the 9 p.m. hour, with 6.85 million viewers and a 2.0/ 6 among adults 18-49. But the retention out of lead-in Ghost Whisperer was disappointing at 74 percent in total viewers and 80 percent in the demo. Failed year-ago occupant Moonlight was stronger at 8.04 million viewers and a 2.2/ 7 among adults 18-49 on Oct. 5, 2007. And slippage in the second half hour was 720,000 viewers (7.21 to 6.49 million) and five percent in the demo (2.1/ 7 to 2.0/ 6). While The Ex List did dominate, it was a disappointment and proves just how troubled Friday night is.
It won the hour in viewers and demo but I don't think CBS will that happy since it will almost certainly drop next week. Then again everything apart from Ghost Whisperer did fairly disasterously, so they might stick with it a while.