CBS Wins Thursday Ratings Race

Dec 29, 2006  •  Post A Comment

As only one of two networks to air any first-run programming Thursday night amid a plethora of block programming, CBS pulled out the victory in the night’s ratings wars, according to Nielsen Media Research.

A first-run airing of “King of Queens” helped boost the network to the top spot for the evening joining “Two and a Half Men,” “Criminal Minds” and “CSI:NY,” with the network scoring an overall average of 2.8 among adults 18 to 49 for the night.

“CSI:NY” tied the only other first-run show for first place in the demographic with ABC’s “Primetime,” both earning a 3.0 rating. ABC came in second for the evening averaging a 2.2, with a two-hour block of “George Lopez” followed by “Primetime.”

Fox snagged third with back-to-back airings of “Bones” and earned a 2.1 for the night, ahead of NBC’s “Friday Night Lights” triple play, which scored a 1.2 for the network.

Two hours of “One Tree Hill” gave The CW a 0.6 for the evening.

(Editor: Gilbert)