TV Ratings: CBS Beats ABC (11/8/07)
How does CBS always manage to pull this off? I never watch their shows. And no one I know ever watches their shows. And there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of buzz about their crime-infested line-up. And yet they are the #1 network. But I digress.
The net's winning line-up of "Survivor," "CSI" and "Without a Trace" easily won the night pulling in over 19 million viewers on average.
Both "CSI" and "Grey's Anatomy" rose from their average levels this fall. As usual, CSi won the night in total viewers, and "Grey's" was hot with the 18-49 crowd.
A crossover with "Without a Trace" however lifted the 10pm drama to its season high of over 21 million viewers. Following the success of "NCIS," it's been a great week for CBS. Well, if we disregard the strike.
Although NBC's once-dominant "ER" scored almost only 8.42 million viewers (down from almost 15 million at this time last year) the show sadly remains one of NBC's top-rated dramas. How low can you go?
Ugly Betty (10.89 million)
Grey's Anatomy (19.30 million)
Big Shots (8.62 million)
Survivor: China (14.91 million)
CSI (21.92 million)
Without a Trace (21.39 million)
My Name Is Earl (7.66 million)
30 Rock (6.61 million)
The Office (8.29 million)
Scrubs (6.36 million)
ER (8.42 million)
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (8.77 million)
Don't Forget the Lyrics (6.48 million)
Smallville (4.95 million)
Supernatural (3.01 million)