CBS, 'Survivor' win quiet Thursday


NEW YORK -- CBS's "Survivor" was the night's top show in adults 18-49 while NBC aired a special hourlong "Office" and both CBS and ABC rested originals of "Grey's Anatomy" and "CSI."

The quiet night of television gave "Survivor" the win in the demo with 14.5 million viewers and a 4.9 rating/13 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary estimates released Friday by Nielsen Media Research. "Survivor" is down 18% compared to last fall but it was more than enough to beat a repeat "Ugly Betty" (8.1 million, 2.5/7) as well as an hourlong "The Office" (8.5 million, 3.9/11) and a repeat "Til Death" (4.8 million, 2.0/6) and "The War At Home" (4.2 million, 1.8/5).

The 9 p.m. hour went to "CSI" (15.1 million, 4.3/12) ahead of "Grey's Anatomy" (10 million, 3.7/10) plus NBC's "Scrubs" (7.8 million, 3.8/10) and "30 Rock" (5.9 million, 2.9/8), which was about even with its season-to-date averages. Fox averaged 4.3 million viewers and a 2.0/5 in the demo with "The OC."

The 10 p.m. hour were all repeats.

Nightly averages: ABC (8.2 million, 2.8/8); CBS (13.2 million, 4.0/11); NBC (7.6 million, 3.4/10); Fox (4.4 million, 1.9/5); and The CW (2.6 million, 1.0/3).