Among adults 18-49, ABC controlled the night with a 2.1 rating. CBS was second in the key demographic with a 1.1 rating, with NBC's 1.0 rating and the 0.9 rating for FOX close behind. The CW was fifth with a 0.3 rating.
Overall, the ratings say CBS averaged a 4.0 rating/8 share and ABC was second with a 3.9/8, but ABC averaged 7.17 million viewers in primetime, compared to the 6.43 million for CBS. FOX was third with a 2.2/4, with NBC's 1.94 and the 0.6/1 for The CW trailing.
[Again, all regular scripted programming was repeats on Thursday.]
ABC won the 8 p.m. hour with the feature "Wild Hogs," which did a 3.7/7 overall and a 1.7 rating in the key demo. FOX was second with a 2.8/6 for "Bones," which edged CBS' "Medium." NBC's two "30 Rock" episodes were fourth with a 2.2/4. The CW's "Vampire Diaries" trailed with a 0.7/1.
CBS moved into first at 9 p.m. with a 4.4/9 for a "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" repeat. ABC's movie had a 3.9/8 for second overall and won the demo with a 2.0 rating. NBC's "30 Rock" episodes edged the 1.5/3 for FOX's "Fringe," while The CW trailed again with a 0.5/1 for "Supernatural."
At 10 p.m., CBS remained in first in ratings with the 4.9/10 for "The Mentalist." ABC's primetime Dick Clark special had a 4.1/9, but averaged more viewers than CBS and also won the hour with a 2.7 demo rating. NBC's "New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" had a 1.9/4.
All ratings information comes from preliminary Fast National Nielsen data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are subject to change.