Usual Suspects Dominate Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007

Thursday's Nielsen ratings shook out the way they usually do, with CBS sitting atop the overall heap and ABC grabbing the lead in the 18-49 demographic.

CBS averaged a 9.4 rating/15 share in primetime, beating ABC's 8.6/14 (the Eye had a lead of about 2.2 million viewers). FOX took third with a 5.0/8. NBC drew a 4.3/7 for fourth, and a night of reruns on The CW came in at 1.6/2.

In the adults 18-49 demo, ABC won the night with a 4.8 rating. CBS was not far behind at 4.4, and NBC finished third at 2.8. FOX averaged 2.2 and The CW 0.9.

"Survivor: China" put CBS on top at 8 p.m. with an 8.3/13. "Ugly Betty," 6.4/10, snagged second for ABC. FOX came in third with "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," beating "My Name Is Earl," 4.8/8, and "30 Rock," 3.8/6, on NBC. The CW went with a "Smallville" rerun.

ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and CBS' "CSI" each scored an 11.6/18 at 9 p.m., with CBS drawing more total viewers and ABC topping the 18-49 heap. FOX stayed in third with "Don't Forget the Lyrics," 4.5/7. An "Office" repeat and "Scrubs" averaged 3.1/5 for NBC. "Supernatural" trailed for The CW.

At 10 p.m., "Without a Trace" posted an 8.4/14 for CBS, holding off "Barbara Walters' 10 Most Fascinating People" special, 7.9/13, on ABC. The 300th episode of "ER" earned a 5.5/9 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.
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