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CBS Takes Thursday Lead

Dec 8, 2006  •  Post A Comment

CBS won the Thursday night ratings race with three of the top five shows.

The network’s “Survivor,” “CSI” and “Shark” all performed well against a schedule peppered with competitors’ repeats, while NBC’s comedy block had another successful week.

For CBS, at 8 p.m. “Survivor” earned a 5.3 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to Nielsen Media Research, which is about average for the show. “CSI” (7.8) and “Shark” (4.2) performed better than they do on average.

Second-place NBC started off with a one-hour “My Name is Earl” (4.3), which drew its best number since April. “Scrubs” (4.0) and “30 Rock” (3.2) matched or set their season highs. But “ER” had its lowest rating of the season (5.5).

ABC offered reruns of “Ugly Betty” (2.7) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (4.0), followed by a new “Men in Trees” (2.7), in its second week in the time period.

Fox’s had repeats of “Til Death” (1.5 and 1.6), followed by “The O.C.” which hit a season high (1.7). “The O.C.” is still down versus last year.

The CW had “Smallville” (1.7) and “Supernatural” (1.2).