At 8 p.m. ET, “Friday Night Lights” (1.1/5 in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall) is currently tied for #1 in the time period in adults 18-49, giving the critically acclaimed drama a fifth straight week ranking #1 or tied for #1 in the Friday 8-9 p.m. hour, pending updates  The 1.1 rating for “Friday Night Lights” currently matches the highest 18-49 rating in this time slot for any major network in five weeks.  “Friday Night Lights” is also #1 or tied for #1 in the time period this week in adults 18-34 and all key adult-male demos.

From 9-11 p.m. ET, “Dateline NBC” reported a 1.2/4 in adults 18-49 and 4.4 million viewers overall.  From its first half-hour to its fourth, “Dateline” increased its 18-49 rating by 18 percent (to a 1.3 from  a 1.1) and its overall viewership by 29 percent or 1.1 million persons (to 5.0 million from 3.9 million).

(source: NBC)