TV Ratings: Thursday (1/10/08)
In what may have been their final head-to-head battle this season, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" and CBS' "CSI" split leadership. NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" was down 3 million, but managed to build on "30 Rock." ABC's CEO drama "Big Shots" however fizzled out at 10 p.m.
As always "Grey's Anatomy" was the most watched program among adults 18-49, while CSI won the night in total viewers. Both shows are however considerably down from their 20+ million levels last year at this time.
Due to fierce competition "Celebrity Apprentice" lost almost 3 million pairs of eyeballs since last Thursday's premiere. The show however still did well by building on "30 Rock's" limited audience.
Meanwhile, ABC's "Big Shots" finally aired a new episode after an all-new "Grey's," but the results were worse than ever. The Michael Vartan show lost more than 60% of "Grey's" audience and 2 million people switched the channel by 10:30.
8:00pm Ugly Betty (9.89 million)
9:00pm Grey's Anatomy (17.57 million)
10:02pm Big Shots (6.76 million)
8:00pm CSI: NY (R) (8.73 million)
9:00pm CSI (18.13 million)
10:00pm Without a Trace (13.77 million)
8:00pm My Name Is Earl (7.71 million)
8:30pm 30 Rock (5.97 million)
9:00pm Celebrity Apprentice (8.13 million)
10:01pm ER (9.06 million)
8:00pm Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? (10.08 million)
9:00pm Don't Forget the Lyrics! (6.70 million)
8:00pm Smallville (R) (2.60 million)
9:00pm Supernatural (R) (1.70 million)