CBS pulls off win Thurs.; 'Grey's,' 'CSI' strong


NEW YORK -- ABC won head-to-head with "Grey's Anatomy" but CBS won the war in primetime Thursday with a narrow victory in the adults 18-49 demographic and a wider one in viewership.

"Grey's" (19.3 million, 8.1 rating/18 share in adults 18-49) was the easy winner at 9 p.m. against "CSI" (21.3 million, 6.4/15), with both shows about even week-to-week in the demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research data released Friday.

Meanwhile, "The Office" (8.8 million, 4.8/11) was up week-to-week, while "Scrubs" (6 million, 3.2/7) was about even.

CBS won at 10 p.m. with "Without a Trace" (14.5 million, 4.1/11), which was understandably down sharply from last week's crossover episode with "CSI." But it was still enough to keep it ahead of "ER" (9.5 million, 3.8/10) and "Women's Murder Club" (8.9 million, 3.3/9). "ER" was ahead of last week while "Women's Murder Club" did better than "Big Shots" a week ago.

CBS had no problem winning at 8 p.m. with "Survivor: China" (14.8 million, 4.8/13) against ABC's "Ugly Betty" (10.7 million, 3.5/9) and NBC's "My Name Is Earl" (9.3 million, 3.6/10) and "30 Rock" (6.5 million, 3.2/8). Fox was up week-to-week with "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?" (9.6 million, 2.9/8) but down slightly with "Don't Forget the Lyrics" (6 million, 2.1/5).

CBS (16.8 million, 5.1/13) won primetime in viewership and the adults 18-49 demographic ahead of ABC (13 million, 5.1/13); NBC (8.1 million, 3.7/9); Fox (7.8 million, 2.5/6); and the CW (3.7 million, 1.5/4).