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ABC Wins Thursday Night Ratings Game

Jan 19, 2007  •  Post A Comment

With no “American Idol” scheduled on Thursdays (at least, not yet), Fox’s competitors rebounded last night to their usual nightly ranking.

ABC was first, led by “Grey’s Anatomy” with an 8.7, according to Nielsen Media Research. In the 8 p.m. slot, “Ugly Betty,” coming off its Golden Globes win for best comedy series, earned a 4.5, matching its second-highest rating. At 10 p.m. “Men in Trees” was on the high side with 3.7.

Second-place CBS had a “CSI” repeat (3.4) followed by a new episode (6.9), its lowest-rated non-Thanksgiving episode since 2004. “Shark,” however, tied its series high (4.4).

NBC was third with its block of comedies, which were all down from last Thursday. “My Name Is Earl” (4.2) and “The Office” (4.5) were in line with prior averages, but “Scrubs” (2.9) and “30 Rock” (2.4) matched their lowest Thursday ratings of the season.

Fox was fourth with “Til Death” (2.1), earning its highest rating in four months, followed by “War at Home” (1.9) and “The OC” (1.7).

On The CW, “Smallville” had its highest rating in almost a year (2.3), followed by “Supernatural” (1.5).

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