laurencefishburne csi 290 TV ratings: 'CSI' and CBS roll to Thursday winFast National ratings for Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009

With ABC already in December rerun mode, CBS had little competition in sweeping all three hours of primetime Thursday. FOX’s “Bones,” meanwhile, got a bit of a bump from guest star Zooey Deschanel.

CBS averaged 15.9 million viewers and a 9.7 rating/16 share in households for the night, finishing way ahead of second-place FOX (8.6 million, 5.3/8). NBC came in third with 6.65 million viewers and a 4.0/7. ABC’s rerun lineup (4.2 million, 3.0/5) came in fourth, and The CW (1.6 million, 1.1/2) trailed.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, CBS’ 4.1 rating finished comfortably ahead of FOX and NBC, which tied for second at 2.7. ABC averaged 1.2 and The CW 0.7.

Thursday hour by hour:

8 p.m.

CBS: “Survivor: Samoa” (13.8 million viewers, 8.0/13 households)
FOX: “Bones” (10.8 million, 6.7/11)
NBC: “Community” (6 million, 3.7/6)/”Parks and Recreation” (5.6 million, 3.5/6)
ABC: “FlashForward” rerun (4 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” rerun (1.9 million, 1.3/2)

18-49 leader: “Survivor: Samoa” (4.3)

9 p.m.

CBS: “CSI” (17.1 million, 10.4/16)
NBC: “The Office” (9.2 million, 5.2/8)/”30 Rock” (7.5 million, 4.5/7)
FOX: “Fringe” (6.3 million, 3.8/6)
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” rerun (4.9 million, 3.4/5)
The CW: “Supernatural” rerun (1.4 million, 1.0/2)

18-49 leader: “The Office” (4.4)

10 p.m.

CBS: “The Mentalist” (16.9 million, 10.6/18)
NBC: “The Jay Leno Show” (5.8 million, 3.7/6)
ABC: “Private Practice” rerun (3.9 million, 2.8/5)

18-49 leader: “The Mentalist” (3.8)

Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.

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Photo credit: CBS

Posted by:Rick Porter