TV Ratings: 'Private Practice' Gets Another Bump
CBS still takes Thursday thanks to 'Survivor' and 'CSI'
Taye Diggs of 'Private Practice'
The premiere of the newest "Survivor" returned CBS to the top of the ratings Thursday night, while ABC reaped more benefits from its "Grey's Anatomy"-"Private Practice" crossover.
CBS led the overall race for the evening with an 8.6 rating/14 share, beating out ABC's 7.9/13 (the two networks were separated by about 2 million viewers). NBC finished third at 4.4/7. FOX, 2.6/4, came in fourth, while The CW brought in a 1.4/2.
Thanks to the crossover, ABC led among adults 18-49 with a 4.6 rating. CBS, 4.0, took second. NBC came in third at 3.1, followed by FOX, 1.4, and The CW, 0.9.
The premiere of "Survivor: Tocantins" scored an 8.1/13 for CBS at 8 p.m. "Ugly Betty," 4.9/8, put ABC in second. "My Name Is Earl," 4.0/7, and "Kath & Kim," 3.3/5, were third for NBC. FOX's telecast of the NAACP Image Awards came in fourth, topping the 1.5/2 for a "Smallville" rerun on The CW.
CBS stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "CSI," 10.8/17, although "Grey's Anatomy" (9.7/15) led the adults 18-49 demo for the hour. NBC held onto third with "The Office," 5.3/8, and "30 Rock," 4.6/7. The Image Awards drew a 2.7/4 for FOX. The CW trailed with a "Supernatural" repeat.
"Private Practice" delivered a 9.1/15 at 10 p.m., beating the season high it achieved last week. "Eleventh Hour" scored a 7.0/12 for CBS, and "ER" came in at 4.7/8 for NBC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.