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All three of CBS' Thursday originals were up from last week in total viewers and steady in the key demo, with "Survivor
: Heroes vs. Villains," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
" and "The Mentalist" all winning their hours and pacing the network's comfortable victories.
Among adults 18-49, CBS averaged a 3.5 rating, topping the 2.6 rating for ABC. NBC's 2.4 rating and the 2.3 rating for FOX were close behind in the all-important demographic. The CW's 1.4 rating was fifth.
Overall, CBS averaged an estimated 13.9 million viewers to go with an 8.5 rating/15 share. ABC's 5.3/9 was a distant second, just ahead of the 4.7/8 for FOX. NBC finished fourth with a 3.2/6, still beating the 1.8/3 for The CW.
"CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" had an 8.8/14 overall to win the 9 p.m. hour. ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" was second overall with a 7.2/12, but won the hour in the demo with a 3.7 rating. NBC's "The Office
" and "30 Rock
" averaged a 3.8/6, nipping FOX's "Fringe
" (slightly up this week). The CW's "Supernatural
" was fifth with a 1.6/3.
"The Mentalist" delivered the night's biggest overall audience for CBS, doing a 9.3/16 with 14.73 million viewers and a 3.3 demo rating in the 10 p.m. hour. ABC's "Private Practice" was second with a 5.7/10. NBC's "The Marriage Ref" improved from last week, but still finished a distant third.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.