Big 'Grey's' Tops 'Idol' Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007

A huge audience for the end of "Grey's Anatomy's" sweeps arc gave ABC a ratings win Thursday, despite the presence of "American Idol" on FOX.

ABC averaged an 11.4 rating/18 share for the night. CBS took second with a 10.0/15, while FOX came in third with a 9.1/14. NBC, 5.1/8, took fourth, and The CW was well back at 1.5/2.

Among adults 18-49, ABC's 7.0 rating led the way. FOX finished second in the key ad demographic with a 5.9, beating out CBS' 5.1. NBC averaged 3.5 and The CW only 0.9.

"American Idol's" results show easily won the 8 p.m. hour with a 14.0/21. "Survivor: Fiji" put CBS in second with a 7.9/12. A repeat of last week's "Grey's Anatomy," 6.7/10, was third for ABC. NBC went with "My Name Is Earl," 5.5/8, and "The Office," 5.0/7. "Smallville" came in fifth for The CW.

The is-Meredith-dead episode of "Grey's Anatomy" scored a 17.0/25 at 9 p.m., making it the night's most-watched show. CBS stayed in second with "CSI," 13.0/19. "The O.C." went out quietly, dropping way off from its lead-in to average 4.3/6 for its final episode on FOX. "Scrubs," 3.7/6, and "30 Rock," 3.1/5, kept NBC in fourth, ahead of "Supernatural" on The WB.

ABC stayed in front at 10 p.m. with "The Oprah Winfrey Oscar Special," 10.5/18. "Shark" scored a 9.2/15 for CBS, while NBC's "ER" delivered a subpar 6.7/11.

  • 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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