|Total Viewers (million)||15.76||7.68||5.42||4.99||4.34||2.25|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||4.6/12||3.5/9||1.7/4||1.6/4||1.6/4||0.8/2|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-34||2.7/8||3.4/10||1.5/5||1.5/4||1.8/5||0.9/3|
With ABC running all repeats, CBS easily dominated the night in total viewers andrecaptured some of its former glory with over twenty million viewers (20.61 million). CBS also easily won the 18-49 year old demographic, but NBC took the 18-34 demo. A good move on CBS' part to intro Laurence Fishburne on a night when there wasn't a new 's . As a result of the uptick in viewers, and a repeat of on ABC, Eleventh Hour hit series highs as well at 10pm.
Fox went back to the well with as it did Wednesday night, it performed much better than Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader? at 9pm. Though I know Univision is not Fox's competition, 5th Grader was significantly bested by Fuego en la Sangre in the age demographics.for a consecutive night, and although it didn't perform nearly as well
NBC ran with its usual lineup, and the results were pretty typical, though with ABC entirely in rerun mode, NBC was up across the board vs. last week, though not as much or as noticeably as CBS. Still, while Thehad almost twelve million fewer viewers than , it dominated among 18-34 year olds, outrating in that demo by 80% between 9p-9:30p. wasn't as dominate in the younger demo, but still bested by 21% among 18-34 year olds from 9:30p-10p.
|Time||Net||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||18-34 Rating/Share|
|NBC||My Name is Earl||6.62||2.7/8||2.5/8|
|UNI||Cuidado con el Angel||4.60||1.7/5||1.9/6|
|ABC||Ugly Betty (R)||5.37||1.5/4||1.3/4|
|8:30||NBC||Kath & Kim||5.33||2.4/7||2.4/7|
|UNI||Fuego en la Sangre||4.85||1.8/5||1.9/5|
|FOX||Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?||4.60||1.2/3||1.1/3|
|ABC||Private Practice (R)||4.49||1.5/4||1.4/4|
|UNI||Rosa de Guadalupe||3.57||1.4/4||1.5/4|
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