TV ratings: 'Grey's Anatomy' finale carries Thursday
Izzie's cliffhanger moves ABC past CBS for the night
Katherine Heigl of 'Grey's Anatomy'
The two-hour season finale of "Grey's Anatomy" grabbed the show's best ratings in months and led ABC to the top of the heap Thursday night.
ABC earned an 8.8 rating/15 share in primetime, edging CBS, 8.2/14, for the top spot. FOX was a fairly distant third at 4.9/8. NBC, 3.2/5, came in fourth, and The CW drew a 1.9/3.
ABC also led among adults 18-49 with a 4.5 rating. CBS, 3.4, snagged second in the key ad demographic, followed by FOX at 2.8. NBC averaged 2.3 and The CW 1.3.
The next-to-last episode of "Survivor: Tocantins," 7.0/12, put CBS on top at 8 o'clock. "Bones" ended its season with a 5.4/9 for FOX. "Ugly Betty," 4.7/8, took third for ABC, topping the season finales of "My Name Is Earl" and "Parks and Recreation" on NBC. "Smallville" scored a 2.0/4 for The CW.
"Grey's Anatomy" delivered a 10.5/17 for ABC at 9, beating out the season finale of "CSI," 9.1/14, on CBS. "Hell's Kitchen" took third for FOX. The season finales of "The Office," 4.0/6, and "30 Rock," 3.4/5, kept NBC in fourth, ahead of "Supernatural," 1.8/3, on The CW.
The "Grey's Anatomy" finale improved to 11.4/19 at 10 p.m. The last "CSI: NY" of the season posted an 8.4/14 for CBS. The two finales pushed NBC's "Southland" to its smallest audience yet, a 3.0./5.
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.