'Grey's Anatomy' lifted by 'CSI' repeat

Coming off Sunday’s Super Bowl-fueled episode — its highest-rated telecast ever — “The Office” wasn’t able to capitalize on that momentum Thursday night.

An original edition of “The Office,” which featured a guest shot from former cast member Rashida Jones (soon to star in the Peacock’s “Parks and Recreation”), posted a 4.3 rating and 11 share among adults 18-49, according to Nielsen fast national ratings.

That’s down from the series’ last original Thursday episode on Jan. 22, when the show averaged a 4.6/11.

It’s also a steep descent from the show’s strong post-Super Bowl outing, when it posted a 11.0 rating and 28 share in the demo.

Meanwhile, “Grey’s Anatomy” benefited from its repeat “CSI” competition, easily winning the 9 p.m. hour in adults (5.8/14) and viewers (15.2 million). Alphabet also scored strong numbers for “Private Practice” (5.3/14; 13 million viewers), which benefited big time thanks to a crossover storyline with its “Grey’s” lead-in. “Private Practice” nearly doubled its average from last week and dominating the 10 p.m. slot.

That means ABC easily won the night, despite “Ugly Betty’s” weak perf at 8 p.m. Alphabet averaged a 4.5/12 with adults 18-49 all evening, followed by Fox (3.3/9), NBC (2.9/8), CBS (2.2/6) and CW (1.5/4).

CBS was hurt by an all-repeat sked, while NBC was soft at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. (where “ER” continues to limp toward the finish line).

In a special 8 p.m. test, CBS aired repeats of “Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother.” Neither made much noise — but they nonetheless both beat original episodes of NBC’s “My Name is Earl” and “Kath and Kim” in total viewers. “Mother” also tied “Kath” in adults 18-49, with both posting a 2.0/5 — not a good sign for “Kath.”

Meanwhile, “Bones” continues to be Fox’s unsung hero, winning the 8 p.m. hour in both 18-49 (3.2/9) and viewers (10.8 million). Show gave Fox its best Thursday night 8 p.m. perf for a scripted series since “That ’70s Show” in 2006, and the best total viewers number since “Martin” and “Living Single” in 1996.

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