Fast national ratings for Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011
An explosive pre-hiatus episode of “Grey’s Anatomy” performed well for ABC Thursday night, though the night was not kind as most shows (aside from CBS’ comedy hour of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Rules of Engagement”) were down.
CBS led the night in viewers despite airing repeats of both “Person of Interest” and “The Mentalist,” drawing 10.9 million viewers and a 6.8 rating/11 share in households. FOX’s “The X Factor” helped the network land in second (9.5 million, 5.7/9), while ABC (8.0 million, 5.4/8) landed third. NBC (4.5 million, 2.6/9) and The CW (2.7 million, 1.7/3) trailed in fourth and fifth, respectively.
Fox won the night in the adults 18-49 demographic with a 3.0 rating, however, with CBS (2.8) and ABC (2.7) not far behind. NBC scored a 1.8 while The CW nabbed a 1.1.

]]>Thursday hour by hour: 

8 p.m. 
CBS: “The Big Bang Theory” (15.7 million viewers, 9.3/15 households)/”Rules of Engagement” (11.8 million, 7.0/11)
FOX: “The X Factor” results (10.2 million, 6.0/9)
ABC: “Charlie’s Angels” (5.1 million, 3.4/5)
NBC: “Community” (3.5 million, 2.3/4)/”Parks and Recreation” (3.6 million, 2.2/3)
The CW: “The Vampire Diaries” (3.3 million, 2.1/3)
18-49 leader: “The Big Bang Theory” (5.2)
9 p.m. 
ABC: “Grey’s Anatomy” (11.2 million, 7.4/11)
CBS: “Person of Interest” rerun (9.1 million, 5.7/9)
FOX: “Bones” (8.8 million, 5.5/8)
NBC: “The Office” (5.9 million, 3.6/5)/”Whitney” (4.3 million, 2.7/4)
The CW: “The Secret Circle” (2.2 million, 1.3/2)
18-49 leader: “Grey’s Anatomy” (4.0)
10 p.m. 
CBS: “The Mentalist” rerun (10.0 million, 6.4/10)
ABC: “Private Practice” (7.7 million, 5.4/9)
NBC: “Prime Suspect” (4.8 million, 3.3/5)
18-49 leader: “Private Practice” (2.9)
Ratings information includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change. Source: The Nielsen Company.