The EYE network takes both total viewers and 18-49 categories on the strength of Survivor and CSI.
CBS: 18.58 million, ABC: 14.36, NBC: 9.37, Fox: 6.37, CW: 3.80
CBS: 5.8 rating/15 share, ABC: 5.7/15, NBC: 4.3/11, Fox: 1.9/ 5, CW: 1.4/ 4
Thursdays from 9p-10p surely was the most watched hour of broadcast television with CSI raking in 24.9m and Grey's Anatomy adding another 20.5m. I'll be interested to see the DVR totals for this night once we finally have them.
CSI was up over last year's premiere where it drew 22.6m viewers, but Grey's Anatomy was down 4.9m viewers compared to last year's 25.4 million viewers. The Preston Burke effect?
"Losers" for the night include ABC's Big Shots with 12.98m viewers, and ER with a paltry 9.9m viewers off from the 15.6m viewers it drew in the 2006 opener. Mid season replacement for ER?
Interestingly with less viewers than ER, The Office was considered a winner by Nielsen mavens with 9.7m viewers during the 9p-10p hour. But I like The Office much better too, and it was up against CSI and Grey's, tough competition.
Another lousy night for Fox, both in overall viewers and 18-49.
Full night’s results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek. The charts: