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‘Survivor,’ ‘CSI’ power Eye

Morning Ratings Flash - Rick Kissell

CBS rolled to another Thursday victory in key demos behind dominant showings by “CSI” and “Survivor: Vanuatu,” according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.

In its penultimate episode, “Survivor: Vanuatu” (7.6/21 in adults 18-49, 20.3 million viewers overall) was up vs. recent weeks and easily led the 8 o’clock hour over NBC’s downtrending comedy block of “Joey” (3.9/11 in adults 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall) and “Will & Grace” (4.3/11 in adults 18-49, 10.2 million viewers overall). Fox’s “The OC” (2.9/8 in adults 18-49, 6.4 million viewers overall) remained a distant No. 3 in the hour.

“CSI” then rolled the competish at 9 for CBS (10.6/26 in adults 18-49, 29.7 million viewers overall), although NBC’s “The Apprentice 2” held tough with its penultimate episode (7.6/18 in adults 18-49, 15.9 million viewers overall). And at 10, NBC’s “ER” (8.4/22 in adults 18-49, 18.2 million viewers overall) led in all key demos over CBS’ “Without a Trace” (6.4/17 in adults 18-49, 19.3 million viewers overall), with the latter prevailing in total viewers.

ABC struggled on the night, with its best showing by 8 o’clock unscripted skein “Extreme Makeover” (1.9/5 in adults 18-49, 6.6 million viewers overall). At 9, rookie drama “Life as We Know It” (1.2/3 in adults 18-49, 3.3 million viewers overall) remained a laggard, falling to fifth place – behind CBS, NBC, UPN’s “WWE Smackdown” and Fox’s “North Shore” (1.8/4 in adults 18-49, 4 million viewers overall). In a slot switch announced earlier this week, “Extreme” and “Life” will trade timeslots on ABC’s sked beginning next month.

Preliminary 18-49 averages for the night: CBS, 8.2/21; NBC, 6.7/17; Fox, 2.3/6; UPN, 1.9/5; ABC, 1.6/4; WB, 0.9/2.

In total viewers: CBS, 23.1 million; NBC, 14.8 million; Fox, 5.2 million; UPN, 5.1 million; ABC, 5 million; WB, 2.5 million.

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