CBS won a night filled with mostly repeats easily with adults 18-49 and total viewers, while NBC won with adults 18-34 (tied with Univision).

A bad morning for folks with Leno-rage.  NBC publicly predicted the Leno would fare better when it ran with new episodes against repeats.   But last night,  a repeat of The Jay Leno Show put a beat down on an original airing of a scripted show.  OK, so that show was Eastwick which ABC was merely burning off, but still.    And the repeat Leno lost by a wide margin to a repeat of CSI: NY, but still not bad numbers for a rerun.

Parks & Recreation and Community fans who were rooting for The Office mini-marathon of four repeats to do just as badly so you could say, “See, repeats on NBC just don’t do as well,”….sorry.  Repeats of The Office did noticeably better.  In fact, head-to-head vs. the ABC comedy repeats (and a Charlie Brown special)  The Office fared better every half hour.  But repeats of New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried won the 8p-9p hour.

Full Details:

Time Net Show 18-49 Rating/Shr Viewers (Millons)
8:00 CBS New Adventures of Old Christine (R) 1.6/5 6.04
NBC The Office (R) 1.4/4 3.75
ABC Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (R) 1.3/4 4.79
FOX Glee (R) 1.1/3 3.40
CW One Tree Hill (R) 0.5/1 1.17
8:30 CBS Gary Unmarried (R) 1.5/5 5.56
NBC The Office (R) 1.4/4 3.37
ABC The Middle (R) 1.2/4 4.34
9:00 CBS Criminal Minds (R) 2.4/7 11.04
NBC The Office (R) 1.6/5 3.53
ABC Modern Family (R) 1.3/4 3.82
FOX Glee (R) 1.3/4 3.59
CW Gossip Girl (R) 0.3/1 0.83
9:30 NBC The Office (R) 1.3/4 4.19
ABC Cougar Town (R) 1.1/3 3.41
10:00 CBS CSI: NY (R) 2.3/7 10.85
NBC The Jay Leno Show (R) 1.3/4 4.38
ABC Eastwick 1.0/3 3.26

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