TV Ratings: ABC and CBS Share Finales-Induced Victory
Both ABC and CBS came out on top last night as the season finales of the networks' signature hits "Grey's Anatomy" (21,53 million) and "CSI" (20,19 million) clashed at 9 p.m. As always, the Alphabet net dominated the 18-49 demo.
Earlier in the evening The Bob Barker Tribute on CBS (14,34 million) defeated the heartbreaking season finale of ABC's "Ugly Betty" (10,39 million).
"Betty" which just like NBC's "Heroes" stood out as one of the few freshman hits this season averaging 13-15 million viewers has lost some significant ground in recent weeks as CBS President Nina Tassler happily pointed out during the Upfronts.
7,89 million people tuned into the shocking (what else?) season finale of NBC's "The Office" at 8 p.m. , while FOX was almost invisible with its theatrical "The Day After Tomorrow" (3,85 million).
A repeat of "CSI" (13,38 million) bested both the season finale of "ER" (9,37 million) and a "LOST" special on ABC (8,48 million). "ER" should conclude its run next year.
Smallville finale got a little bump crossing the 4 million mark at 8 p.m. on The CW, but "Supernatural" couldn't take the heat at 9 p.m. hitting a low of 2,74 million viewers. Both shows will return next season.
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