Grey's Ratings Top Thursdays Again

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The medical examiners on Grey's Anatomy can count up more casualties from CBS' CSI. ABC notched another win over its rival as the ratings for Grey's slightly improved from the previous week, with a 9.6/23 among viewers ages 18-49, versus the 6.9/16 number for CSI.

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The gap between the two shows is now almost three full ratings points, each of which are roughly equivalent to a million viewers. Still, CBS will point out that its total viewers' tally isn't so bad. Grey's Anatomy only has a 1.6 million total viewer lead over CSI -- just a 7 percent gap.

The difference between them in the 18-49 demographic ratings is 28 percent. The 18-49 CSI ratings are now its lowest in two years.

But don't give Grey's Anatomy all the credit for derailing the CBS crime drama. Fox's NLCS Game 7 put up a healthy 5.4/15 in the 18-49 group -- the baseball playoffs' best numbers.

All this gave another Thursday win to ABC, its fifth in a row. It averaged a 5.8 rating/15 share, just ahead of CBS' 5.5/14. Fox was third at 4.8/13. Then came NBC with a 4.2/11, the CW at 1.7/4, and Univision at 1.4/3.

Without the big numbers of Grey's Anatomy, ABC wouldn't win the night. The network still has a 10 p.m. headache with its new show Six Degrees, which keeps relatively few of Grey's Anatomy viewers, earning a 3.5/9.

Steve Marsi is the Managing Editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Google+ or email him here.


Go GA!!! CSI might edge out GA this week if they are not showing a rerun. Don't forget November is a sweeps month so it should get really interesting. I can't wait to see what one of Derek's four sisters is like. From the two seconds I saw her on the promo I am thinking kind of squirrallyIi hope I am wrong.


Grey's Anatomy Quotes

Did you say it? 'I love you. I don't ever want to live without you. You changed my life.' Did you say it? Make a plan. Set a goal. Work toward it, but every now and then, look around; Drink it in 'cause this is it. It might all be gone tomorrow."

Meredith (closing voiceover)

Burke was- He took something from me. He took little pieces of me, little pieces over time, so small I didn't even notice, you know? He wanted me to be something I wasn't, and I made myself into what he wanted. One day I was me Cristina Yang, and then suddenly I was lying for him, and jeopardizing my career, and agreeing to be married and wearing a ring, and being a bride. Until I was standing there in a wedding dress with no eyebrows, and I wasn't Cristina Yang anymore. And even then, I would've married him. I would have. I lost myself for a long time. And now that I'm finally me again, I can't. I love you. I love you more than I loved Burke. I love you. And that scares the crap out of me because when you asked me to ignore Teddy's page, you took a piece of me, and I let you. And that will never happen again.