TV Ratings Report: Excitement Over Barbara Walters, Holly Flax

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A Barbara Walters and the return of Holly Flax helped ABC and NBC do well last night. But, as always, Thursday belonged to CBS...

8 p.m.
The Big Bang Theory: 12.1 million viewers/$#*! My Dad Says: 9.5 million
Bones: 8.8 million
Shrek the Halls: 6.9 million/Disney Prep & Landing: 7.5 million
Community: 4.7 million/30 Rock: 5.2 million
The Vampire Diaries: 3.1 million

9 p.m.
Barbara Walters Special: Oprah, the Next Chapter: 13.15 million
CSI: 13.14 million
The Office: 7.6 million
Fringe: 5.3 million
Nikita: 2.3 million

10 p.m.
The Mentalist: 13.35 million
Barbara Walters Presents the 10 Most Fascinating People of 2010: 12.15 million
The Apprentice: 4.5 million

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