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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Beats ‘CSI’ to Propel ABC to a Thursday Night Victory [Update] September 22, 2006 9:30 am

Posted by Rosario T. Calabria in CSI, Grey's Anatomy, Nielsen Ratings, Television.

As reported by Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report, there is a new Thursday night leader.

In the Overnights, ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy delievered a 17.1/25 share, beating the 14.9/22 share of CSI.

I’ll have more on this when more ratings are released this afternoon.

Update: Here are the fast national ratings for the evening; Grey’s Anatomy delievered a 15.7/23 HH rating and a 10.9/26 A18-49 rating; 25.14M total viewers, easily beating the 13.5/20 HH rating and 7.5/8 A18-49 rating; 22.04M total viewers of CSI.

From the same frame last season (9/22/2005), Grey’s Anatomy was up a strong 32% in viewers (18.98M to 25.14M) and an equally impressive 31% in A18-49 (8.3 to 10.9).

CSI on the other hand had opposite results. From the same frame last season (9/25/2005), CSI was down 24% in viewers (29.02M to 22.04M) and 23% in A18-49 (10.2 to 7.5).

It’ll be interesting to see if the trend holds, and Grey’s Anatomy becomes the new Thursday night winner, or if the crown reverts back to CSI.

Source: Drudge Report and Nielsen Media Research



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