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Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 24, 2007

CBS reruns ruled the first night of TV's summer season in the overall ratings, but a FOX original series grabbed the adults 18-49 crown.

For the night Thursday, CBS averaged a 7.0 rating/12 share, comfortably beating FOX's 5.2/9. ABC finished third at 3.8/7. NBC, 2.9/5, came in fourth, and The CW trailed at 1.4/2.

The top two networks switched places in the adults 18-49 demographic, with FOX's 3.2 rating edging CBS' 3.0. ABC and NBC tied for third at 1.8, while The CW drew a 0.8.

The premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" put FOX on top at 8 p.m. with a 5.6/10. An hour of "The King of Queens" averaged 4.3/8 for CBS, topping the 3.8/7 for ABC's "Ugly Betty" rerun. NBC went with "My Name Is Earl," 3.6/7, and "30 Rock," 2.9/5. The CW aired a "Smallville" rerun.

CBS took the lead at 9 p.m. with a "CSI" rerun, the night's most-watched show at 9.1/15. The conclusion of "So You Think You Can Dance," 6.1/10, and "On the Lot," 3.4/6, combined for second place for FOX. ABC held steady with a "Grey's Anatomy" repeat. "The Office" and "Scrubs" averaged 2.8/5 for NBC, topping the 1.2/2 for The CW's "Supernatural" rerun.

At 10 p.m., a repeat of "Shark" scored a 7.5/13 for CBS. A second "Grey's Anatomy" posted a 3.9/7 for ABC, while the return of "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" to NBC came in at 2.7/5.

  • 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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