ABC, 'Grey's Anatomy' Top Thursday Ratings TVbytheNumbers

ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” claimed the top spot in the 18-49 demo in Thursday’s overnight ratings, helping to push the Alphabet Network to an overall ratings win for the night, according to

ABC finished the night as No. 1 in viewers 18-49 with a 3.1 average rating, ahead of NBC (2.2 rating), Fox (2.1) and CBS (1.9). In total viewers, CBS, despite airing all repeats, squeaked out a win for the night with 9.1 million to 8.8 million for ABC.

At 8 p.m. Fox's "Bones" had a 2.35 average rating in the 18-49 demographic, the same as ABC's rebroadcast of the holiday classic "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." NBC's "Community" and "30 Rock" drew a 1.9 rating and a 2.3, respectively, in the same demo for the top and bottom of the hour, while CW's "The Vampire Diaries" had a 1.55 in the 18-49 demo.

"Grey's Anatomy" was tops at 9 p.m. with a 3.95 in the 18-49 demo, while NBC's "The Office" and "Outsourced" had a 3.7 and a 2.5, respectively, in the 18-49 demographic. Fox's "Fringe" averaged a 1.85 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, and CW's "Nikita" was steady with a 1.0 in the same demo.

At 10 p.m. ABC's "Private Practice" had a 2.9 average in the 18-49 demo for the hour, easily besting NBC's "The Apprentice," which averaged a 1.4 in the same demo for the hour.