TV ratings: CBS clued in to Thursday win

laurence-fishburne-csi-320.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010

"Grey's Anatomy" pulled in Thursday's best demographic numbers, but the show couldn't match "CSI" in the total audience race. The night as a whole, however, was nothing to write home about for the broadcast networks

Led by "CSI," CBS won the night with 13.4 million viewers and an 8.4 rating/14 share in households. ABC (9.7 million, 6.3/10) came in second, a little bit ahead of FOX (8.6 million, 5.2/8). NBC's 4.8 million and 3.1/5 was good enough for fourth, while The CW (1.5 million, 1.0/2), per usual, trailed.

ABC scored highest among adults 18-49 with a 3.4 rating. CBS and FOX tied for second at 2.9. NBC averaged 2.0 and The CW 0.6.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

FOX:
"Bones" (10.7 million viewers, 6.5/11 households)
CBS: "The Mentalist" rerun (9.6 million, 6.1/10)
ABC: News special - "Earthquake Haiti: The Race to Save a Country" (5.4 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Community" (5.4 million, 3.3/5)/"Parks and Recreation" (4.6 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" rerun (1.7 million, 1.2/2)

18-49 leader: "Bones" (3.3)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" (15.4 million, 9.5/15)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" (12.7 million, 8.1/13)
FOX: "Fringe" (6.6 million, 4.0/6)
NBC: "30 Rock" - two episodes (5.1 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "Supernatural" (1.3 million, 0.9/1)

18-49 leader: "Grey's Anatomy" (4.7)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" (15.3 million, 9.6/16)
ABC: "Private Practice" (11 million, 7.2/12)
NBC: "The Jay Leno Show" (4.4 million, 3.0/5)

18-49 leader: "Private Practice" (4.2)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.

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