Grey's Anatomy Dominates Thurs. Ratings

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ABC's Grey's Anatomy took back its dominant lead over CBS' CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, almost doubling its adult 18-49 rating - a Nielsen 9.5 rating / 23 share over CSI's 5.0/12. That said, CBS put CSI into rerun mode, while Grey's featured the new "Don't Stand So Close to Me."

Grey's Anatomy Dominates Thurs. Ratings
For the night, ABC easily took top honors with 5.8/14 - almost one and a half points better than second-place finishers CBS and NBC.

For the first time, NBC was able to show off its new four-show Thursday comedy block: My Name is Earl, The Office, Scrubs, and 30 Rock. Rock, the struggling rookie show, was able to make slight gains to a 2.7/7, rising above its season average.

This put NBC into a tie for the night with CBS, with a 4.4 rating. CBS did a smidge better in terms of share, grabbing an 11.2 number.

NBC continued to dominate the 10 p.m. time period, with ER posting 5.8/15 numbers. That bested Men in Trees, the low-rated Anne Heche-starring drama, which soared to new heights sitting behind the Grey's Anatomy audience, with a 3.8/10. Trees had been a poor player on Friday nights.

Fox, however, continues to suffer on Thursday, finishing well behind the other three networks with a 1.8/4 number for the night. A double run of Fox's first-year comedy 'Til Death posted a slightly better 2.0/5 rating and share numbers among 18-49 viewers, while The O.C. continued its ratings-challenged life this season with a 1.6/4.

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You guys should watch Men in Trees after Greys it is a good show.. I don't know if you guys have the same advertisments for the show but last week they called Jack on Men in Trees McTreemy and he is hot...and a real man


It is pretty amazing when you think about it that GA is keeping pace with CSI when in comparison it is just a baby still gathering audience. It is awesome that GA is coming out ahead most weeks. I suspect anyone watching CSI has TiVo and watches Grey's later.


I believe CSI beat them 11/16. If you go to and click on news they usually post the ratings every week. They out did them over all during Nov. sweeps which makes me happy.


with the exception of the one repeat week, has Grey's beat CSI every week?


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.