Usual Suspects Lead Thursday Ratings Battle

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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.

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