UPDATED: The Cotton Bowl gave Fox a rare Friday night victory in the ratings.
The LSU vs. Texas A&M game delivered a 5.8 overnight household rating, marking the highest number ever for the Cotton Bowl during the BCS era and a 29% improvement over last year. That gives Fox its best Friday in more than a year.
Despite the strong sports competition, ABC matched its best numbers of the season in the demo, with Supernanny (4.8 million viewers, 1.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating), Primetime (5.2 million, 1.7) and 20/20 (6.0 million, 1.7).
CBS’ crime block was mostly back in originals, with Medium (6.9 million, 1.4) and CSI: NY (9.4 million, 1.6).
NBC had a repeat and two-hour Dateline (5.5 million, 1.4). CW had repeats.