Fast National ratings for Thursday, May 25, 2006
The 2005-06 TV season ended Wednesday, which means the networks shifted into summer-rerun mode Thursday. CBS won the night overall, with FOX staying original and grabbing the biggest share of younger viewers.
For the night, CBS averaged a 7.6 rating/13 share. FOX was a healthy second at 6.8/12. NBC took third with a 3.7/7, beating out ABC's 3.4/6. The WB, 1.3/2, edged UPN, 1.0/2, for fifth.
FOX won the night among adults 18-49, scoring a 4.2 rating in the ad-friendly demographic. CBS finished second with a 2.8, followed by NBC, 2.2, and ABC, 1.7. Neither The WB, 0.8, nor UPN, 0.5, made much of a dent.
The season premiere of "So You Think You Can Dance" earned a 6.2/11 for FOX at 8 p.m. CBS was second for the hour with "Numb3rs," 5.5/10. NBC reran the "Will & Grace" finale, which drew a 3.8/7. ABC went with the movie "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle." A "Smallville" repeat on The WB posted a 1.4/3, beating "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Love, Inc." on UPN.
CBS moved into the lead at 9 p.m. with a "CSI" rerun, 8.9/15. Hour two of "So You Think You Can Dance" improved to 7.5/13 for FOX. NBC stayed in third, averaging 3.4/5 with reruns of "My Name Is Earl" and "The Office." ABC's movie held onto fourth with a 2.8/5. A "Supernatural" repeat on The WB beat out "Eve" and "Cuts" on UPN.