When the CW first came together, Friday wasn't much of a problem; they simply threw on the solid-rated WWE's Smackdown! franchise, which UPN had moved to Friday starting in 2005. The CW parted with that franchise two years later, and it may have been a good financial decision, but from a ratings standpoint the night has (almost) never been the same since. Smallville and Supernatural both cycled through the night for a couple years and actually made Friday one of the network's best nights (especially the year they aired together), but otherwise Friday has been a dumping ground for repeats and low-priority stuff.
|2001-02||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Maybe It's Me||Reba||Raising Dad||30|
|2002-03||What I Like About You||Sabrina the Teenage Witch||Reba||Greetings from Tuscon||32|
|2003-04||Reba||Like Family||Grounded for Life||The Andersons||31|
|2004-05||What I Like About You||Grounded for Life||Reba||(repeats)||32|
|2005-06||What I Like About You||Twins||Reba||Living with Fran||29|
|2005-06||Friday Night Smackdown!||36|
|2006-07||Friday Night Smackdown!||39|
|2007-08||Friday Night Smackdown!||42|
|2008-09||Everybody Hates Chris||The Game||America's Next Top Model Fall (R)||21|
|2009-10||Smallville||America's Next Top Model Fall (R)||27|
|2012-13||Nikita||America's Next Top Model Fall||20|
|2013-14||The Carrie Diaries||America's Next Top Model Fall||20|
|2014-15||Whose Line Is It Anyway?||America's Next Top Model Fall||27|
2014-15 Update: The real interest on the CW Friday in 2014-15 was the winter run of Hart of Dixie (24), which somehow was actually up in raw numbers from the previous mostly-Monday season. They're gonna hope for a similar miracle from CBS Studios survivor Reign, which averaged just a 23 in the post-Vampire Diaries slot last year.
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