TV ratings: CBS captures Thursday; 'Grey's' up slightly, new comedies fall some more

greys-anatomy-100710.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010

Thursday's ratings title went to CBS for the third straight week -- that's not big news. There were a few notable things in the numbers though, including a slight improvement for "Grey's Anatomy" (which overtook "CSI" in total viewers) and further erosion for new comedies "$#*! My Dad Says" and "Outsourced."

CBS took the evening's top spot with 12.6 million viewers and a 7.8 rating/13 share among households. ABC (8.2 million, 5.4/9) came in second, about a million viewers ahead of FOX (7.2 million, 4.3/7). NBC was down a bit from last week with 4.8 million viewers and a 3.0/5, while The CW (3.2 million, 2.0/3) improved slightly.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 3.0 rating edged out ABC's 2.9 for the lead. FOX took third with a 2.3, followed by NBC, 2.1, and The CW, 1.3.

Thursday primetime hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"The Big Bang Theory" (12.5 million viewers, 7.6/13 households)/"$#*! My Dad Says" (9.8 million, 6.0/10)
FOX: "Bones" (9.1 million, 5.6/9)
NBC: "Community" (4.3 million, 2.7/5)/"30 Rock" (4.9 million, 3.0/5)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" rerun (4.2 million, 2.9/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (3.5 million, 2.1/4)

18-49 leader: "The Big Bang Theory" (4.0)

9 p.m.

ABC:
"Grey's Anatomy" (12.5 million, 8.0/13)
CBS: "CSI" (12.3 million, 7.7/12)
NBC: "The Office" (6.9 million, 4.0/6)/"Outsourced" (5.2 million, 3.2/5)
FOX: "Fringe" (5.2 million, 3.1/5)
The CW: "Nikita" (2.95 million, 1.8/3)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (4.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" (14.3 million, 8.9/16)
ABC: "Private Practice" (8 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: "The Apprentice" (3.8 million, 2.4/4)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (3.0)

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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