TV Ratings: "Grey's Anatomy" Crushes "C.S.I.", NBC Comedies Rise
ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" decimated CBS's hit procedural "C.S.I. - Crime Scene Investigation" on Thursday night winning the battle for the most watched telecast on not only the most lucrative night in television business in America, but also the first night of February sweeps.
It all began with Rebecca Romijn's shocking revelation to her family at 8pm on ABC's "Ugly Betty". The program won the timeslot with 13,98 million viewers, also tying NBC comedies in the 18-49 category.
NBC's "My Name Is Earl" (10,66 million) and "The Office" (10,10 million) were on the rise, the latter very close to reaching its season high. Obviously, Must See TV is back on NBC.
Lois and Clark flew to the sky as did the ratings for CW's "Smallville" (4,94 million), they were on a par with last week's installment and managed to beat FOX's comedies "'Till Death" and "The War at Home".
Then at 9, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" rose by over 2,5 million viewers to beat CBS's "C.S.I." (23,92 million vs. 21,28 million). The medical drama also had a strong edge in the crucial 18-49 category with a 50% advantage.
Finally, at 10pm "Shark" (14,08 million) on CBS was down, but still much stronger than competition on NBC (ER, 11,76 million) and ABC (Men In Trees, 10,6 million). "Men In Trees" continues to lose over half of Grey's audience.
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