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Fast National ratings for Thursday, April 5, 2007

With ABC's big guns resting Thursday night, CBS picked up a dominant ratings win on the backs of its two drama series.

CBS averaged a 10.3 rating/17 share for the night, doubling up on second-place ABC's 5.1/9. FOX took third with a 4.5/8. NBC, 3.3/6, was fourth, and The CW trailed with a 1.5/2.

The adults 18-49 demographic held a similar story, with CBS' 4.9 rating leading the way. FOX grabbed second in key measure for advertisers with a 2.8, topping ABC's 2.5 and NBC's 2.4. The CW could muster only a 0.9.

"Survivor: Fiji" led off the night for CBS with a 7.9/14 at 8 p.m. "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader?" earned a 6.0/10 for FOX. ABC's "Ugly Betty" repeat was third in households, but NBC's super-sized "Office" and "30 Rock" (which averaged 4.1/7) delivered a few more viewers. A "Smallville" rerun on The CW pulled down a 1.7/3.

At 9 p.m., "CSI" drew the night's biggest audience, scoring a 12.9/21 for CBS. ABC moved up to second with a "Grey's Anatomy" rerun, 5.8/9. The conclusion of "30 Rock," "Scrubs" and a few minutes of "Andy Barker, P.I." combined for a 3.3/5 on NBC. A pair of "Family Guy" reruns on FOX scored a 2.9/5. The CW went with a "Supernatural" rerun.

"Shark" finished off the CBS sweep of the night with a 9.9/17 at 10 p.m. ABC got a 5.2/9 from "October Road," while "Andy Barker" and a "My Name Is Earl" rerun posted a 2.6/5 for NBC.

  • 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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