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CBS Wins Thursday in Adults 18 to 49

Feb 10, 2006  •  Post A Comment

For the 19th time in 21 weeks, CBS won Thursday night in adults 18 to 49, with its programming taking all three top spots in the demo.

“CSI” at 9 p.m. was the highest-rated program for the night with a 9.3, a rating that included live-plus-same-day DVR viewing, according to Nielsen Media Research. “Survivor: Panama-Exile Island” at 8 p.m. was the second-highest-rated show on Thursday with a 6.6, followed by 10 p.m. drama “Without a Trace,” which scored a 6.3.

NBC was second for the night among the networks, with its 10 p.m. veteran hospital drama “ER” taking fourth place among all programming with a 6.1 in the demo.

ABC’s 90-minute reality competition “Dancing With the Stars” scored a 5.5 in the demo, delivering a season high for the show.

A special repeat performance of the post-Super Bowl episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” scored a 3.6 in the demo, a 24 percent increase over ABC’s prior four-week average in the 9:30-10:30 p.m. time period. A truncated “Primetime” at 10:30 p.m. scored a 2.6 in adults 18 to 49, an 18 percent increase over its season average.