TV ratings: CBS is on the case Thursday; NBC comedies weak

survivor0422-320.jpgFast National ratings for Thursday, April 22, 2010

"Survivor" and crime dramas coasted to a ratings win Thursday night, and ABC's "FlashForward" improved slightly on last week's soft numbers. NBC's comedies, however, drew some of their smallest audiences of the season.

CBS easily won the night with 13.3 million viewers and an 8.1 rating/14 share in households. FOX (7.4 million, 4.6/8) came in second, ahead of ABC (5.8 million, 4.0/7). NBC mustered only 4.7 million viewers and a 3.1/5, while The CW scored just under 3 million people and a 1.8/3.

The Eye also led among adults 18-49 with a 3.1 rating. FOX took second in the demographic with a 2.3, edging NBC's 2.2. ABC averaged 1.7 and The CW 1.4.

Thursday's hourly numbers:

8 p.m.

CBS:
"Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" (11.8 million viewers, 7.0/12 households)
FOX: "Bones" (8.8 million, 5.6/9)
ABC: "FlashForward" (5.6 million, 3.7/6)
NBC: "Community" (3.9 million, 2.6/4)/"30 Rock" (4.2 million, 2.8/5)
The CW: "The Vampire Diaries" (3.3 million, 2.0/3)

18-49 leader: "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains" (3.6)

9 p.m.

CBS:
"CSI" (13.3 million, 8.2/13)
ABC: "Private Practice" (7.4 million, 5.1/8)
FOX: "Fringe" (5.9 million, 3.6/6)
NBC: "The Office" (6.4 million, 4.0/6)/"30 Rock" (5.2 million, 3.2/5)
The CW: "Supernatural" (2.7 million, 1.6/3)

18-49 leader: "The Office" (3.3)

10 p.m.

CBS:
"The Mentalist" (14.8 million, 9.3/16)
ABC: "Grey's Anatomy" rerun (4.4 million, 3.1/5)
NBC: "The Marriage Ref" (4.3 million, 2.9/5)

18-49 leader: "The Mentalist" (3.0)

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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