'CSI,' CBS Roll to Thursday Win


Fast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007

With ABC airing a night of repeats, CBS was unimpeded as it steamrolled to a ratings win Thursday.

CBS averaged a 10.4 rating/17 share for the night, nearly doubling the 5.3/8 for second-place FOX. ABC, 4.2/7, finished third in households, although NBC (3.7/6) grabbed a few more total viewers. The CW came in at 2.4/4.

CBS also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 4.9 rating. NBC took second at 2.7, edging FOX's 2.6. ABC managed only a 1.9, though that was still good enough to beat The CW's 1.4.

The penultimate episode of "Survivor: China" scored an 8.8/14 for CBS at 8 p.m. "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," 5.8/9, put FOX in second. An "Office" repeat on NBC and ABC's "Ugly Betty" rerun tied for third, with NBC drawing more total viewers. The CW got a 2.6/4 from "Smallville."

"CSI" earned a 12.5/19, the night's best rating, for CBS at 9 p.m. A "Grey's Anatomy" rerun, 5.3/8, was second in households for ABC, but "Don't Forget the Lyrics" delivered more viewers to FOX. NBC came in fourth with "30 Rock," 3.7/6, and a "Saturday Night Live" Christmas special, 3.7/6. "Supernatural" posted a 2.2/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., "Without a Trace" completed the CBS sweep with a 10.0/17. The "SNL" special drew a 3.8/7 for NBC, edging a "Private Practice" repeat, 3.7/6, on ABC.

  • 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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