"CSI" reruns kill CBS rivals in Thursday ratings

Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:38pm EST
 
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NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Two "CSI" reruns rendered Thursday's reality battle among Fox, NBC and ABC somewhat moot, as CBS won all three hours in viewership and adults 18-49.

The first hour of "CSI" (9.1 million viewers, 2.4 rating/8 share in adults 18-49) wasn't anything to write home about, but it still beat the first hour of NBC's "Clash of the Choirs" (8.1 million, 2.3/7) and Fox's "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (7.6 million, 2.1/7), according to preliminary estimates released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.

The second hour of "CSI" (11.2 million, 3.2/9) was the top show on television, Nielsen said.

ABC wasn't a factor with an hour of "Duel" (6.4 million, 1.9/5) plus repeats of "Grey's Anatomy" (5.8 million, 1.9/5) and "Private Practice" (5.1 million, 1.7/5). The medical drama was third in the demo at 10 p.m., behind CBS' repeat of "Without a Trace" (11.5 million, 2.8/8) and an hour-long "Office" repeat (4.7 million, 1.9/6).

CBS (10.6 million, 2.8/8) won the night against Fox (7.4 million, 2.3/7); NBC (6.9 million, 2.2/6); ABC (5.8 million, 1.9/5); and the CW (1.9 million, 0.8/2).

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

 
<p>Actor Gary Dourdan of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" arrives at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles February 11, 2007. Two "CSI" reruns rendered Thursday's reality battle among Fox, NBC and ABC somewhat moot, as CBS won all three hours in viewership and adults 18-49. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>