ABC Makes It Interesting Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006

As usual, CBS won the ratings race on Thursday night. ABC, however, made the night more competitive than it has been in recent weeks.

CBS drew a 5.8 rating/10 share in primetime, and ABC was not far back at 5.4/9. NBC took third at 4.2/7. FOX, 3.9/7, came in fourth (those numbers may change some, as the network had live sports on its air). The WB and UPN tied for fifth at 1.2/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS' 2.7 rating led the way. ABC, 2.4, came in second, followed by NBC, 2.2, and FOX, 2.1. The WB edged UPN for fifth, but neither network broke the 1.0 mark.

"Big Brother: All-Stars" won the 8 p.m. hour for CBS with a 4.9/9. A "Grey's Anatomy" rerun on ABC was right behind at 4.8/9. FOX was third with an NFL preseason game between the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams. "My Name Is Earl," 4.0/7, and "The Office," 3.2/6, put NBC in fourth. A "Smallville" repeat on The WB tied for fifth with UPN's "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Love, Inc."

CBS stayed in front at 9 p.m. with "CSI," 6.3/11. NBC moved up to second with the "America's Got Talent" results show, 5.6/9. A second "Grey's" on ABC scored a 5.4/9. FOX's NFL coverage clocked in at 3.8/6. The WB's "Supernatural" did a little better than UPN's "Eve" and "Cuts."

At 10 p.m., CBS' "Without a Trace," 6.2/11, held off coverage of the London terrorism plot on ABC's "Primetime," which scored a 6.0/11. The Colts-Rams game delivered a 4.0/7 for FOX, and "Windfall" came in at 3.3/6 for NBC.

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