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CBS Thriving in Thursday Ratings, With ‘Big Bang’ Leading the Way

Nov 5, 2010  •  Post A Comment

That switch of "Big Bang Theory" from Monday to Thursday nights has worked out well for CBS, with last night’s episode coming in as the highest-rated show of the night and CBS winning the night overall, according to TVbytheNumbers.com.

CBS came in with a 3.4 rating for the night in the 18-49 demo, ahead of ABC (3.1), NBC (2.3) and Fox (2.2). CBS was even farther ahead in total viewers for the night, with a 13.5 million average to ABC’s 8.8 million.

"Big Bang" had a 4.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and "$#*! My Dad Says" had a 3.4 right after it in the same demo, winning the 8 p.m. hour for CBS. Fox’s "Bones" had a 2.5 in the 18-49 demo for the hour, and NBC’s "Community" and "30 Rock" collected a 1.9 rating and a 2.4, respectively, in the 18-49 demo. CW’s "Vampire Diaries" was in last place with a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

At 9 p.m. ABC’s "Grey’s Anatomy" led with a 4.3 rating in 18-49, over CBS’s "CSI," which had a 3.3 in the same demo. NBC’s "The Office" and "Outsourced" had a 3.7 rating and a 2.7, respectively, in the 18-49 demo. Fox’s "Fringe" earned a 1.8 and CW’s "Nikita" a 0.9, both in the 18-49 demo for the hour.

ABC’s "Private Practice" beat CBS’s "The Mentalist" to win the 10 p.m. hour, 3.9 to 2.9, in the 18-49 demo. NBC’s "The Apprentice" trailed with a 1.4 in the same demo for the hour.

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