CBS, FOX Split Thursday

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Fast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 24, 2008

A night of reruns on CBS performed well enough to grab an overall ratings win Thursday, while FOX edged NBC for the top spot among adults 18-49.

CBS averaged a 7.5 rating/12 share for the night, beating out FOX's 6.4/10. NBC and ABC tied for third in households at 4.9/8, with NBC drawing a few more total viewers. The CW trailed with a 1.3/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 3.2 rating just beat NBC's 3.1 for the lead. CBS took third at 2.6, followed by ABC, 2.4, and The CW, 0.7.

FOX won the 8 p.m. hour with "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?," 6.5/10. A new "Ugly Betty" earned a 6.2/10, holding off the 5.8/9 for a "CSI: NY" rerun on CBS. The first of two "Chuck" episodes on NBC delivered a 4.4/7. The CW was several points back with a "Smallville" rerun.

A "CSI" rerun, 8.7/13, moved CBS into the lead at 9 p.m. Another hour of "Are You Smarter" drew a 6.3/10 for FOX. "The Celebrity Apprentice" came in third for NBC with a 5.8/9 (and led the hour in adults 18-49). ABC dipped to fourth with a "Grey's Anatomy" rerun, while a "Supernatural" repeat on The CW posted a 1.2/2.

"Without a Trace" (8.1/14) kept CBS on top at 10 p.m. NBC's second "Chuck" scored a 4.5/8 to finish ahead of ABC's "Big Shots," 3.6/6.

  • 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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