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Thursday Ratings: CSI’s Loss is Anatomy’s Gain

William Petersen’s departure from CSI brought the show’s numbers back to Earth. As a result, the Alphabet network had the best demos of the evening. Unfortunately, ABC’s lucky streak probably won’t last long. We’re now just weeks away from the premiere of Survivor: Tocantins.

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  • Approximately 10 million (2.9/8 in 18-49) welcomed to its new Thursday time slot.
  • * (2.2/6) pulled in 8.6 million.
  • (2.4/7) turned in 7.5 million.
  • (6.5 million, 2.6/8) was down 600,000; (2.2/6) registered 4.9 million.
  • (3.8 million, 1.6/4) was off 500,000.

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Thursday Ratings: Big Sendoff for CSI’s Grissom

After weeks of buildup, William Petersen finally made his grand exit last night. The farewell episode attracted CSI’s largest audience since 2007’s premiere and gave CBS an easy double win.

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  • An early * (3.1/8 in 18-49) got 13.7 million warmed up.
  • A block (one original, one repeat) averaged 6.6 million (2.4/6).
  • Back-to-back * episodes averaged in 5.7 million (1.8/5).
  • * (1.6/4) dished up 4.1 million.
  • (4.3 million, 1.8/5) had its best audience since November.

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Thursday Ratings: BCS is BEST

College football season ended yesterday with a bang. The BCS game on FOX easily gave the network a double win last night. Meanwhile, Private Practice‘s official Thursday debut did well for ABC. The medical drama even bested that other medical drama on NBC.

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  • Approximately 26.8 million watched Florida beat Oklahoma in ‘s BCS game.
  • * (2.0/5 in 18-49) nailed down 8.5 million.
  • (7.5 million, 2.4/6) was down 900,000 from its last new episode.
  • (5.5 million, 2.0/6) was off by 17%; (4.2 million, 1.7/4) lost 22%.
  • (0.9/2) turned in 2.3 million.

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Thursday Ratings: CBS Wins Repeat-Filled Night

Let’s face it - there really wasn’t much going on yesterday. (And there probably won’t be for a while.) Despite several repeats, CBS still managed to top the competition in both the viewers and the dmeos.

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Thursday Ratings: A Nice Welcome for Laurence Fishburne

A string of repeats on ABC - and a debut from Laurence Fishburne - only made CBS’ job a little bit easier last night. The Eye network took wins in both the viewers and the demos yesterday.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (12/9)

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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

 

EXTENSIONS
  • Eleventh Hour (CBS) - Five more episodes ordered
  • Hannah Montana (Disney) - Six more episodes ordered

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Thursday Ratings: Viewers Fascinated by Barbara Walters

Despite the predictable names on the already-disclosed list, Barbara Walters’ annual special pulled in nice numbers this Thursday night. The highly-promoted lovefest helped ABC win the demos while CBS was on top with the viewers.

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Thursday Ratings: Grey’s Anatomy Has Best Night in Weeks

Despite little assistance from it’s lead-in, Grey’s Anatomy saw its best numbers since the season premiere. Unfortunately, the series couldn’t keep CBS from taking its fourth Thursday in a row.

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Thursday Ratings: ER Fans Welcome Back Mark Greene

Viewers in the mood to reminisce returned to ER last night. The appearance of Anthony Edwards gave a nice boost to the closing series - and network - yesterday. Unfortunately, the ratings bump wasn’t enough to overtake CBS in either the viewers or demos this Thursday.

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Thursday Ratings: CBS Takes Another One

Improved numbers for the network’s lineup - including an impressive demo performance from Grey’s - just wasn’t enough for ABC. For the fifth straight time, CBS was Thursday’s highest-rated network.

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