Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 7, 2009.
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On Thursday, the 100th episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” got a big ratings bounce, powering past “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” It still wasn’t enough, though, to give ABC the Thursday win overall.
Among adults 18-49, ABC averaged a 3.5 rating, nipping the 3.2 rating for CBS in the key demographic. FOX was a respectable third with a 2.5 rating, followed by the 2.4 rating for NBC and The CW’s 1.3 rating.
Overall, though, CBS averaged an estimated 12.1 million viewers in primetime to go with a 7.6 rating/13 share, just in front of the 7.4/12 for ABC. FOX was well back in third with a 4.7/8, followed by the 3.8/6 for NBC. The CW’s 1.9/3 trailed.
CBS started the night in first place with a 7.0/12 for “Survivor: Toncatins.” FOX’s “Bones,” complete with a “Family Guy” crossover, did a 5.5/10 for second. ABC’s “Ugly Betty” was third, beating the 3.0/5 averaged by “My Name Is Earl” and “Parks and Recreation” on NBC. The CW’s “Smallville” was fifth with a 2.1/4.
ABC grabbed first at 9 p.m. with a 10.2/16 for the 100 episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” was second with a 9.1/14. NBC was third with a 4.2/7 for “The Office” and “30 Rock.” FOX’s “Hell’s Kitchen” was fourth, beating the 1.8/3 for “Supernatural” on The CW.
The Michael J. Fox special on ABC won the 10 p.m. hour with a 7.1/12. CBS’ “CSI” repeat was a close second, beating the 4.4/8 for “Southland,” down very slightly from last week’s number with a 2.0 rating in the key demo.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.
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