TV Ratings: 'CSI,' 'Grey's' Share Thursday Spoils
'Bones' holds up pretty well on its new night
CBS and ABC took their usual spots atop Thursday's ratings, while FOX's "Bones" improved FOX's lot on its new night.
CBS led the night's overall race with an 8.0 rating/13 share. ABC finished second at 7.0/11. FOX, 5.4/8, came in third, a point ahead of NBC, 4.4/7. The CW trailed with a 2.0/3.
ABC grabbed the top spot among adults 18-49 with a 3.9 rating. CBS took second at 3.3, just ahead of NBC, 3.1. FOX scored a 2.7 for fourth, and The CW pulled down a 1.4.
The first of two "Bones" episodes won the 8 p.m. hour for FOX with a 6.1/10. An "NCIS" rerun drew a 5.6/9 for CBS, beating the 5.1/8 for "Ugly Betty" on ABC. "My Name Is Earl" and "Kath & Kim" put NBC in fourth. "Smallville" delivered a 2.3/4 for The CW.
CBS moved in front at 9 p.m. thanks to "CSI," 10.5/16. "Grey's Anatomy" posted a 9.4/14 for ABC. A second "Bones" (4.7/7) was third in households for FOX, but NBC had a few more viewers with "The Office," 5.0/8, and "30 Rock," 3.9/6. "Supernatural" finished out the night for The CW.
"Eleventh Hour," 7.9/13, kept CBS on top at 10 p.m. "Private Practice" scored a 6.5/11 for ABC (and won the hour among adults 18-49), beating the 5.1/9 for "ER" on 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.
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