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Post now updated with viewer info below.

Almost everything was down…

Survivor: Samoa took the 8pm hour though it was down a few ticks from last week.   FlashForward took a big dip from last week’s 3.7 adults 18-49 rating down  all the way to a 3.0 this week.  I DVRd it and watched baseball. FlashForward did win the hour with adults 18-34 though.  Bones was actually up a couple of ticks vs. last week.

Community took a pounding in its move from 9:30p to 8:00p, dropping all the way from a 2.9 to a 2.0.  However, that’s an improvement versus last week’s 1.8 for  SNL: Weekend Update. In fact, the NBC lineup improved in each time slot versus last week.

The hour long wedding episode of The Office pulled a 4.5 rating, up from last week’s 3.7.   Grey’s Anatomy dropped from a 6.0 rating with adults 18-49 last week to a  5.3 this week.   CSI also took a hit dropping from last week’s 4.0 to a 3.4 adults 18-49 rating last night.

Private Practice was down big from last week’s premiere, and The Mentalist dropped a few ticks at 10pm as well.  The Jay Leno Show improved a tick, but it had a much better lead-in with the hour long Office than last week.   Updates and total viewers will be added soon…

Retentionistas will be all over Fringe dropping to a 2.1, but like Flashforward, for me,  Fringe went by the wayside for baseball last night.  Even with this, FOX was the only network up year over year for the same night with adults 18-49.  It was only up 9% versus last year, but all of the other networks were down.  So far this year, FOX is up 39% versus last year on Thursdays with adults 18-49.

On the CW The Vampire Diaries is staying strong, and at least with 18-49s was unchanged week over week.  Supernatural was down a tick with 18-49s, which is too bad since it was fun to see Paris Hilton mock herself for spray tans and small dogs, and then get to see her head chopped off with an iron axe!

Full Details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (Millons)
8:00 CBS Survivor: Samoa 3.4/10 11.73
ABC FlashForward 3.0/9 9.05
FOX Bones 2.8/8 9.92
NBC Community 2.0/6 5.11
CW The Vampire Diaries 1.7/5 3.52
8:30 NBC Parks & Recreation 2.2/6 4.97
9:00 ABC Grey’s Anatomy 5.3/13 13.79
NBC The Office 4.5/12 9.10
CBS CSI 3.4/9 14.63
FOX Fringe 2.1/6 6.015
CW Supernatural 1.1/3 2.41
10:00 ABC Private Practice 3.7/10 9.54
CBS The Mentalist 3.3/9 14.17
NBC The Jay Leno Show 1.7/5 4.85

In the late night wars, Conan and The Tonight Show trailed Dave and Late Show .8 vs. .9 with adults 18-49 in 24 Nielsen local People Meter markets.  Conan won with adults 18-34 .6 vs. .4.

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