Clues Point to CBS Thursday Win

Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 10, 2007

The re-teaming of "CSI" and "Without a Trace" helped CBS capture the overall ratings title Thursday, but ABC still held sway in the adults 18-49 demographic.

CBS earned a 10.1 rating/17 share for the night to beat out ABC's 8.5/14. FOX, 5.5/9, finished third, while NBC grabbed fourth with a 4.8/8. The CW trailed at 2.0/3.

ABC led among adults 18-49 with a 4.7 rating. CBS was a close second in the key ad demographic at 4.5. NBC, 3.4, came in third, followed by FOX, 3.0, and The CW, 1.3.

"Survivor: Fiji," 8.5/15, put CBS on top at 8 p.m. ABC's "Ugly Betty" drew a 6.6/11 to take second, ahead of "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" on FOX. "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office" averaged 4.6/8 for NBC, while "Smallville" came in at 2.2/4 for The CW.

ABC took the lead at 9 p.m. as "Grey's Anatomy" scored a 12.8/20. CBS was right behind with "CSI," 12.0/19. A second hour of "Are You Smarter," 5.4/9, kept FOX in third. "The Office" and "Scrubs" pulled down a 3.7/6 for NBC. The CW's "Supernatural" brought up the rear.

At 10 p.m., the season finale of "Without a Trace" posted a 9.9/17 for CBS. NBC finished second with "ER," 6.2/11, and a preview showing of "Traveler" on ABC scored a 6.1/11.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.