CBS Claims Thursday Victory

Oct 17, 2008  •  Post A Comment

CBS won the Thursday night ratings race, averaging a 4.2 rating/11 share among viewers 18-49, according to Nielsen preliminary numbers.
The network had a strong showing with new episodes of “Survivor” (4.2/12), “CSI” (5.1/13) and “Eleventh Hour” (3.2/9).
The strongest performance of the night, however, belonged to ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” averaging a 5.8 rating/14 share for the 9 p.m. hour, a 15% drop from the week before. “Ugly Betty” (2.6/8) and “Life on Mars” (2.7/7) helped the network claim second place for the night, averaging a 3.7 rating /10 share.
NBC placed third for the night with a 3.4/9 among viewers 18-49. Both “The Office” and the second installment of “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday” scored a 4.1/10.
The second episode of the Australian import “Kath & Kim” dropped almost 22% after last week’s debut, with a 2.5 rating/7 share last night. Maura Tierney’s final episode on “E.R.” as Dr. Abbey Lockhart drew a 3.5/10, dropping 10% from last week during the 10 p.m. hour. “My Name Is Earl” averaged a 2.6/8.
On Fox back-to-back episodes of “Hole in the Wall” at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (1.4/4 and 1.5/4, respectively) and a “Kitchen Nightmares” repeat (1.4/3) gave the network a 1.4 rating/4 share for the night.
The CW tied with Fox in fourth place for the night, also averaging a 1.4/4 among viewers 18-49, with new episodes of “Smallville” (1.7/5) and “Supernatural” (1.2/3).
“Smallville” increased 13% over the week before among viewers 18-34 with a 1.7/6 in the demographic. “Supernatural’s” 23% decrease in the demographic to a 1.0/3 gave the network a similar 1.4/4 in the 18-34 demographic.
(Editor: Liff)


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