CBS Perpetrates Another Thursday Win

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Sept. 20, 2006

Another Thursday, another ratings win for CBS.

The Eye rolled to an easy Nielsen win for the night with a 5.8 rating/10 share. FOX was a fairly distant second at 4.0/7, and ABC and NBC tied for third at 3.8/7 (NBC had more total viewers). The WB and UPN also tied, coming in at 1.4/2 (with the Frog having a few more viewers).

FOX managed to tie CBS for the lead among adults 18-49, with each network pulling down a 2.5 rating. NBC took third with a 2.2. ABC finished fourth at 1.7, and UPN and The WB tied at 0.8.

"Big Brother: All-Stars" got CBS out of the gate with a 4.5/8 at 8 p.m. NBC was second for the hour with reruns of "My Name Is Earl," 3.8/7, and "The Office," 3.1/5. "Master of Champions" put ABC in third. An hour of "That '70s Show" on FOX delivered a 2.6/5. The WB's "Smallville" repeat, 1.5/3, edged "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Love, Inc." on UPN.

CBS stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "CSI," 6.5/11. FOX jumped up to second with "So You Think You Can Dance," 5.4/9, which also had the night's best 18-49 rating. The "America's Got Talent" results show scored a 4.9/8 for NBC. "Grey's Anatomy" averaged 3.6/6 for ABC. The WB stayed in fifth with "Supernatural," topping "Eve" and "Cuts" on UPN.

"Without a Trace" held steady for CBS at 10 p.m. with a 6.4/11. "Primetime" scored a 5.0/9 for ABC, while NBC's "Windfall" earned a 3.2/6.

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