Usual Suspects Lead Thursday Ratings Battle

by at . Comments

It's a slow TV news day. So slow that we're posting about last night's ratings ... of episodes that weren't even new. Apologies in advance, but we didn't make the schedule.

That isn't to say there was nothing worth watching. The Office and 30 Rock aired two repeats each, which was totally awesome. 30 Rock quotes just get better with age.

Ratings-wise, though, CBS' CSI (12.6 million viewers, per Nielsen estimates) was, by far, the most watched rerun among total and 18-49 viewers. The Office episodes that aired last night, "Crime Aid" and "Customer Survey" were distant runners-up.

Pam Beesly Photo

This article is really just an excuse to post a photo of our TV dream girl, Pam Beesly.

The return of CBS' Regis Philbin-hosted game show Million Dollar Password absolutely killed in the adults 50-plus demo, while younger viewers liked Fox's all-new Secret Millionaire better. Both did better overall than NBC's 8-9 p.m. comedies.

Lastly, is there anything worse to watch a second time than Grey's Anatomy? Actually, yes. Private Practice (4.4 million) and Ugly Betty (4.6 million) both managed to make their fellow ABC show (5.5 million) look successful by comparison.

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

Like Us On Facebook

Want more TV News?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic


2014 TCA Awards Recognize Breaking Bad, The Good Wife and More

The Television Critics Association Awards are in. Find out who took home the main hardware now.

2014 Teen Choice Awards: Second Wave of TV Nominations!

The second wave of nominations for the 2014 Teen Choice Awards are out. Did your favorite(s) make cut?

Rosie O'Donnell: Headed back to The View!

Rosie O'Donnell has booked her return to The View. Are you happy about it?

2014 Emmy Awards: And the Nominees Are...

Nominations are in for the 2014 Emmy Awards. React to the nods and the snubs now!