TV ratings: CBS cruises Thursday, 'Bones' 100th solid

simon-baker-mentalist-s2-320.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, April 8, 2010

The 100th episode of "Bones" put up decent ratings Thursday, but CBS led all three hours of primetime en route to an easy win for the night.

CBS scored 14.4 million viewers and an 8.8 rating/15 share in households for the night, leading its closest competitor, FOX (8.1 million, 5.0/8), by more than 6 million viewers. ABC (4.6 million, 3.2/5) and NBC (4 million, 2.6/4) aired reruns for most of the night. The CW trailed with 3.1 million viewers and a 1.9/3 but was up a decent amount from last week.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 3.6 carried the night by a comfortable margin over FOX's 2.5. NBC finished third in the demo at 1.7, and ABC and The CW tied for fourth at 1.4.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" (12.2 million viewers, 7.3/12)
FOX: "Bones" (9.8 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: "FlashForward" (5.45 million, 3.5/6)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (3.5 million, 2.0/3)
NBC: "Community" rerun (3.4 million, 2.2/4)/"Parks and Recreation" rerun (3.2 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" (3.7)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" (15 million, 9.3/15)
FOX: "Fringe" (6.5 million, 4.0/6)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" rerun (4.8 million, 3.4/6)
NBC: "The Office" rerun (4.2 million, 2.6/4)/"30 Rock" rerun (3.7 million, 2.4/4)
The CW: "Supernatural" (2.8 million, 1.7/3)

18-49 leader: "CSI" (3.5)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" (16.1 million, 10.0/17)
NBC: "The Marriage Ref" (4.8 million, 3.1/5)
ABC: "Private Practice" rerun (3.6 million, 2.7/5)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (3.5)

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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