Many premieres hit Friday; the 18-49 scores:
2.2 Ghost Whisperer
1.5 The Jay Leno Show
1.5 Modern Family (r)
1.5 Cougar Town (r)
1.4 FlashForward (r)
1.3 Law & Order
* Fridays = Kryptonite! All the premieres were down down down from their previous-season premieres, and the biggest dip came for “Smallville” at 45%.
* “Dollhouse” was down 41% from its premiere last February, but about even from its first-season finale in May.
* “Medium,” which jumped to Fridays from whole other network, fell 33%
* Good news and bad news for “Leno”: it hit its lowest score to date but finally beat some big-four shows.
* The only NBC show “Leno” beat this week was “Law & Order,” which launched its milestone 20th season at 8 p.m. last night. It was down 41% from its launch last November and couldn't even top ABC's "FlashForward" repeat. Looks like it may not beat “Gunsmoke” after all!
Find all of James Hibberd’s analysis of the Friday-night ratings here.