CBS On the Scene Thursday

Fast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007

The December doldrums hit the ratings pretty hard Thursday, but CBS came through relatively unscathed thanks to its crime dramas.

CBS averaged a 6.7 rating/12 share for the night, winning the Nielsen race by a pretty wide margin. ABC finished second in households at 3.7/6, while FOX, 3.3/6, had more total viewers (6.18 million to ABC's 5.08 million). NBC managed only a scant 2.6/4, and The CW trailed at 1.1/2.

The adults 18-49 title also went to CBS, which drew a 2.4 rating in the demographic. FOX, 2.1, finished second. ABC and NBC tied at 1.6, and The CW brought up the rear with a 0.6.

A "CSI: NY" repeat, 6.0/11, put CBS on top at 8 p.m. FOX's showing of the movie "Ice Age" earned a 3.3/6, tying ABC's "Ugly Betty" in households and topping it in viewers. NBC averaged 3.1/6 with reruns of "My Name Is Earl" and "30 Rock." The CW went with a "Smallville" encore.

CBS stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "CSI," 7.0/12. "Grey's Anatomy" posted a 4.3/7 for ABC, although "Ice Age" (3.4/6) still brought in more viewers for FOX. Reruns of "The Office," 2.6/4, and "Scrubs," 2.2/4, kept NBC in front of The CW, which broadcast the Family Television Awards.

At 10 p.m., "Without a Trace" earned a 6.9/12 for CBS, dominating the hour. ABC's "Private Practice" rerun came in second at 3.5/6, a point better than "ER" on 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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