At 8 p.m. ET, “Friday Night Lights” (1.0/4 in 18-49, 3.7 million viewers overall) finished #2 in the time period in adults 18-49 and was #1 among the major networks in total viewers, adults 25-54, men 25-54 (tie), men 18-49 and men 18-34. 

“Friday Night Lights” delivered its biggest overall viewership in five weeks (since June 4), pending updates.

From 9-11 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” (1.2/5 in adults 18-49, 5.1 million viewers overall) tied for #2 in the time period in adults 18-49 and is #2 outright among the major networks in total viewers.  “Dateline” reported its biggest overall audience in three weeks (since June 18).  For its second hour from 10-11 p.m., “Dateline NBC” tied for #1 among adults 25-54.

In the 10:30 lead-in to local news, “Dateline NBC” tied for #1 in the key news demo of adults 25-54 (with a 1.9 rating each for “Dateline” and ABC’s “20/20”).  “Dateline” also tied for #1 in the 10:30 half-hour in men 25-54, women 25-54, men 18-49, women 18-49 and women 18-34.

(source: NBC)

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