'5th Grader' gives Fox ratings win


CBS won the night in total viewers with a lineup of repeats Thursday, while Fox took the demo with a new two-hour installment of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"
"Smarter" averaged 10.3 million viewers and a 3.2 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m., according to preliminary data released Friday by Nielsen Media Research. The game show won the 8 p.m. hour (10.5 million, 3.2/9).
Also at 8 p.m., ABC's "Ugly Betty" (8.9 million, 2.9/8) drew its lowest rating for an original episode outside of the Thanksgiving holiday. That marked the last new episode of "Betty" that was completed before the writers strike started in November.
Neither of the last two original episodes of NBC's "Chuck" at 8 p.m. (6.9 million, 2.7/7) and 10 p.m. (7 million, 2.9/8) performed as well as the freshman series had recently been doing on in its regular slot at 8 p.m. Mondays.
"Chuck" did, however, win the 10 p.m. slot in the demo, while a repeat of CBS' "Without a Trace" (11.8 million, 2.8/8) won the time period in total viewers.
Overall, a repeat of CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (13.3 million, 3.3/8) at 9 p.m. easily won the night in total viewers, while a new installment of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" (8.9 million, 3.7/10) at 9 p.m. won the demo.
The only other show to air a new episode was ABC's "Big Shots," which didn't make much noise at 10 p.m. (5 million, 1.9/5).
CW also had a lackluster night with repeats of "Smallville" (2.1 million, 0.8/2) and "Supernatural" (1.8 million, 0.7/2).

Nightly averages: CBS (11.2 million, 2.6/7), Fox (10.3 million, 3.2/9), NBC (7.6 million, 3.1/8), ABC (7 million, 2.4/7) and CW (2 million, 0.7/2).