Returning Series on NBC and CBS See Ratings Declines; Fox Shows Are Up Slightly

Sep 18, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The overnight ratings are in from Thursday night’s returning shows’ premieres. The numbers are down significantly from last season on CBS and NBC, but up slightly on Fox, reports TVbytheNumbers.com.

NBC’s "The Office" slid 18% to a 4.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, while "Parks & Recreation" could muster only a 2.1 in the demo.

At CBS, "Survivor: Samoa" dropped 30% from last season, with a 3.5 rating in adults 18-49.

Only Fox had an uptick, with "Bones" logging a 3% increase to a 3.0 in 18-49, and "Fringe" holding close with a 2.9 in the demo.

–Allison J. Waldman

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