The report said "Blue" had 12.8 million viewers, up 22 percent from the debut of "Numbers" in the time period last year.
"Blue" also beat its own lead-in, "CSI:NY." The Reporter said the switch from Wednesdays to Fridays resulted in a drop of 50 percent from its premiere last fall.
Overall, CBS won the night, the report said.
"Blue" rolled over NBC's "Outlaw," which had 5 million viewer, at 10 p.m.
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