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Friday April 11, 2008 8:04 pm

Thursday Ratings: NBC’s Comedy Lineup Finishes Third

Despite a night of NBC originals, the network found itself in the middle of the pack.  A special Thursday episode of American Idol helped FOX win the demos while CBS was first with the viewers.

8pm
Steve Carell, The Office

  • About 19.6 million were shocked to see Michael Johns booted from (6.8/19 in 18-49).
  • (11.7 million, 3.8/11) suffered a bit thanks to that other reality show.
  • (3.0/9) kicked off NBC’s night with 7 million; (5.7 million, 2.7/7) fell a bit from there.
  • A * repeat (1.1/3) had 4.3 million excited for a new episode.
  • * (2.3 million, 0.8/2) was on track with last week.

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9pm

  • (19.9 million, 5.7/14 in 18-49) was the evening’s most-watched show.
  • (10.9 million, 4.0/10) had a nice night.
  • Approximately 9.2 million welcomed the return of (4.8/12); (6.6 million, 3.4/8) didn’t do as well.
  • A second * (6 million, 1.8/5) picked up a little steam.
  • * (1.7 million, 0.6/2) was down a tick.

10pm

  • (14.6 million, 3.9/11 in 18-49) won the hour without a problem.
  • (3.1/8) had 7.5 million checking in.
  • (5.9 million, 1.9/5) improved by 700,000.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Thursday’s ratings here.)

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