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‘CSI’ powers Eye victory

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

Big numbers from “CSI” helped CBS captured Thursday night in most key ratings categories, tying NBC in adults 18-49 and the outright leader in adults 25-54 and total viewers, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

In Thursday’s middle hour, “CSI” (9.2 rating/22 share in adults 18-49, 27.6 million viewers overall) led across the board over NBC’s solid “The Apprentice 3” (7.2/17 in adults 18-49, 15.1 million viewers overall), standing as the night’s top program.

It was a tighter 18-49 battle at 8, with NBC comedies “Joey” (4.6/13 in adults 18-49, 11.4 million viewers overall) and “Will & Grace” (5.2/14 in adults 18-49, 11.5 million viewers overall) combining to edge out a repeat of CBS drama “CSI” (4.8/13 in adults 18-49, 16.8 million viewers overall). Fox drama “The OC” ran third (3.8/10 in adults 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall) but racked up its second best numbers of the season and topped its hour in adults 18-34.

From 10 to 11, NBC’s “ER” (7.9/21 in adults 18-49, 17.1 million viewers overall) won out in 18-49 over CBS’ “Without a Trace” (6.2/16 in adults 18-49, 19.7 million viewers overall). The Eye drama led its hour in total viewers.

ABC ran fourth for the night but was a bit above average with two hours of “Extreme Makeover” (2.6/7 in adults 18-49, 7.8 million viewers overall) and “Primetime” (2.9/7 in adults 18-49, 8.9 million viewers overall).

Preliminary adults 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 6.7/17; NBC, 6.7/17; Fox, 2.8/7; ABC, 2.7/7; UPN, 1.7/4; WB, 0.6/1.

In total viewers: CBS, 21.4 million; NBC, 14.6 million; ABC, 8.2 million; Fox, 6.2 million; UPN, 5.1 million; WB, 1.6 million.

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