Thursday's 'Grey's,' 'CSI' Hold Sweeps Supremacy

CBS' survivorThe second Thursday of the November sweeps looked much the same as the first: CBS was the top-rated network; ABC had the best-rated show.

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" took the night--leading at 5.9/14 with its usual competitor, CBS' "CSI," with a 5.1/12, the network's best-rated show of the night.

CBS pulled in a Nielsen preliminary 4.1/10 among 18-49 viewers. ABC was right behind with a 3.9/10. NBC was next with a 3.3/8, and Fox earned a 2.2/6. Univision tied Fox with a strong 2.2/6, although it was behind Fox with overall viewers and young 18-34 viewers. CW was next, with a 1.6/4 among 18-49 viewers.

Those were virtually the same numbers--and in the same order--that those networks had the week before. Not surprisingly, many of those Thursday shows also elicited similar week-to-week numbers. While much was the same, some shows moved to the beat of their own drummer. Some of the gainers: CBS' "Survivor: Gabon" rose to a 4.1/11 from a 3.8/10 the week before; NBC's "ER" grew to a 3.7/10 (perhaps thanks to a special return visit of ER alumni Anthony Edwards), against its 3.2/9 the previous week.

Three NBC shows drifted a bit lower: "The Office" dropped to a 4.0/9 from a 4.3/10, "30 Rock" was lower at a 3.6/8 from a 3.9/9; and "Kath & Kim" sank to a 2.1/5 from a 2.4/6.

When it came to younger viewers, ABC was again tops this Thursday, at a 3.4/9. NBC had a silver-lining second-place spot at a 3.1/9; CBS earned a 2.6/7; Fox took a 2.4/7; Univision had a strong 2.2/6 and CW finished at 1.4/4.

Full details:

Time

Net

Show

Viewers (Millons)

18-49 Rating/Share

8:00

CBS

Survivor: Gabon

13.02

4.1/11

 

ABC

Ugly Betty

9.20

2.8/8

 

NBC

My Name is Earl

6.99

2.8/8

 

FOX

Kitchen Nightmares

4.65

2.1/6

 

CW

Smallville

4.3/8

1.7/4

 

 

 

 

 

8:30

NBC

Kath & Kim

5.08

2.1/5

 

 

 

 

 

9:00

CBS

CSI

18.93

5.1/12

 

ABC

Grey's Anatomy

15.59

5.9/14

 

NBC

The Office

8.18

4.0/9

 

FOX

Kitchen Nightmares

4.91

2.3/5

 

CW

Supernatural

3.91

1.6/4

 

 

 

 

 

9:30

NBC

30 Rock

7.51

3.6/8

 

 

 

 

 

10:00

CBS

Eleventh Hour

11.69

3.1/8

 

NBC

ER

9.80

3.7/10

 

ABC

Life on Mars

8.94

2.9/8

Shows are sorted by viewers in each time slot.

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