TV ratings: ABC and FOX gain but CBS wins Thursday

parvati-survivor0513.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, May 13, 2010

ABC, FOX and The CW all improved on their ratings from last Thursday, but the gains weren't enough to knock CBS off the top spot in the Nielsens.

CBS finished the night with an average of 13.6 million viewers and an 8.3 rating/14 share in households. That was well ahead of second-place ABC (8.3 million, 5.6/9) and No. 3 FOX (7.5 million, 4.6/8). NBC finished fourth with 4.7 million viewers and a 2.9/5, while a pair of season finales on The CW averaged 3.1 million viewers and a 2.0/3.

CBS also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.3 rating. ABC came in second with a 2.8, followed by FOX at 2.4 and NBC at 2.2. The CW scored a 1.5 in the demographic.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" (13 million viewers, 7.6/13 households)
FOX: "Bones" (9.05 million, 5.6/10)
ABC: "FlashForward" (4.8 million, 3.2/6)
NBC: "Community" (4.4 million, 2.8/5)/"Parks and Recreation" (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" season finale (3.5 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" (3.9)

9 p.m.

"CSI" (13.3 million, 8.1/13)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (10.9 million, 7.2/12)
FOX: "Fringe" (6 m million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "The Office" (6.6 million, 3.9/6)/"30 Rock" (5 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Supernatural" season finale (2.8 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (3.8)

10 p.m.

"The Mentalist" (14.6 million, 9.1/16)
ABC: "Private Practice" season finale (9.3 million, 6.3/11)
NBC: "The Marriage Ref" (4 million, 2.6/5)

18-49 leader: "Private Practice" (3.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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