‘Grey’s’ Takes ABC to Thursday Ratings Win

Oct 6, 2006  •  Post A Comment

ABC was the top broadcaster Thursday in adults 18 to 49, with its 9 p.m. (ET) drama “Grey’s Anatomy” winning the distinction of highest-rated series for the night in the ratings group.

“Grey’s” scored a 9.2 preliminary national rating in adults 18 to 49, a number that includes live viewing plus same-day viewing via digital video recorders, according to Nielsen Media Research. The No. 2 program for the night was “Grey’s” time period competitor “CSI” on CBS, with a 7.2 rating in adults 18 to 49. NBC’s “Deal or No Deal” placed a distant third with a 3.0, Fox scored a 1.9 in the hour with postseason baseball and The CW garnered a 1.5 with drama “Supernatural.” In adults 18 to 34 “Supernatural” fared better with a 1.8.

At 8 p.m. CBS was the top broadcaster in adults 18 to 49 with its “Survivor: Cook Islands” (5.6), while ABC took second place with a 4.4. “Betty” was down 12 percent from its season debut last week. On NBC, “My Name Is Earl” scored a 4.0 at 8 p.m. and “The Office” came in with a 4.1 at 8:30 p.m. The CW’s “Smallville” scored a 2.0 in adults 18 to 49, down 9 percent from its season premiere last week. In adults 18 to 34, “Smallville” garnered a 2.3, down 8 percent from last week. Fox scored a 1.6 in the 8 p.m. hour with baseball.

At 10 p.m. the hour belonged to NBC, with “ER” scoring a 6.0, eclipsing ABC’s “Six Degrees” (3.9) and CBS’s “Shark (3.8).

ABC was the top broadcaster for the night with a 5.8, followed by CBS (5.5), NBC (4.4), The CW (1.8) and Fox (1.7).