Fox, CBS and NBC did repeats as it was going up against the final college game of the year, the BCS – Alabama vs. Texas, which Bama won.
Last night, Thursday, 01/07/10, FOX, CBS and NBC aired repeats (except Jay Leno Show at 10pm) while ABC aired the BCS Championship game. FOX’s encore of BONES at 8p posted a 1.7/5, while the 9p encore of FRINGE posted a 1.0/3.
Due to the nature of live sports, Fast Nationals for ABC are approximate. Following an 8p pre-game (6.4/18), ABC’s BCS Championship: Texas vs. Alabama posted a 10.2/25 from 830-11p.
On CBS, back-to-back repeat episodes of CSI (1.9/5 & 2.3/5) and a repeat The Mentalist (2.2/6).
NBC ran repeats of Community (1.7/5), Parks & Recreation (1.3/3), The Office (1.7/4) and 30 Rock (1.7/4) followed by the lowest rated Thursday Jay Leno Show yet (1.4/4 – down -18% from its Thursday average).
Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings
(source: data and information provided by FOX)