‘Survivor’ Premiere Lowest Ever

Feb 9, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Thursday night’s ratings showed how sometimes a series can win and lose at the same time.

CBS’s “Survivor” won its 8 p.m. time period over ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” yet was the lowest-rated premiere ever for the veteran reality show, down 19 percent from its premiere last February to score a 5.7 rating among adults 18 to 49, according to Nielsen.

“Betty” came in second place, yet matched its week-ago performance of 4.7, the show’s second-best delivery to date.

Other victories and stumbles were more clear.

For ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” once again won the night, earning a 10.9, its highest rating since its season premiere. At 10 p.m. “Men in Trees” was boosted to a series-high 3.1.

After “Survivor,” “CSI” earned a 6.9, which is below average, followed by “Shark” (4.1).

On NBC, all four comedies were down from last week’s strong performances, including “My Name Is Earl” (4.2), “The Office” (4.4), “Scrubs” (3.1) and “30 Rock” (2.5). At 10 p.m., “ER” had a 4.8.

On The CW, “Smallville” earned a 1.9, followed by “Supernatural” with a 1.2.

(Editor: Romanelli)