'Idol,' 'Smarter' Earn High Marks Thursday

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Fast National ratings for Thursday, March 1, 2007

"American Idol" and "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" easily handed FOX the ratings win on Thursday against a slate of repeats.

FOX averaged a 14.2 rating/21 share for the night. CBS took second with a 9.0/14, while ABC came in third with a 5.6/9. NBC, 4.0/6, took fourth, followed by The CW, 1.6/2.

Among adults 18-49, FOX once again led the way with a 9.9. CBS finished second with a 4.2, with ABC's 2.9 barely beating NBC's 2.8 for third place. Last and least was The CW with a measly 1.0.

The "American Idol" results show in which Antonella Barba was not kicked out took the 8 p.m. hour with a 15.4/23. Over on CBS, "Surivor: Fiji" won second with a 8.5/13, followed by ABC's "Ugly Betty" repeat taking a 5.0/8 for third place. NBC's "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office" repeats scored a 4.4/7, with a "Smallville" repeat trailed with a 1.8/3.

Another new episode of that guilty pleasure "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" gave FOX the 9 o'clock hour as well, with an impressive 13.0/20. A "CSI" repeat kept CBS in the game with 10.0/16, followed by ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" repeat, 7.1/12. NBC rested in fourth place again with its repeats of "Scrubs" and "30 Rock" averaging 3.9/6 for the hour, while a repeat "Supernatural" gave the CW a 1.4/2.

A repeat of "Shark" kept CBS in front at 10 p.m. with an 8.3/15, followed by ABC's "Men in Trees," 4.8/8, and NBC's repeat of "The Black Donnellys," 3.5/6.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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