Fox solid Thursday w/ 'BONES' as usual is No.2


FOX’s Thursday dramas held steady against the competition last night. At 8p, BONES posted a 2.5/7 among Adults 18-49, the same rating as last week. FRINGE followed with a 1.8/5 among Adults 18-49, also identical to last week’s delivery.

Following a Grey’s repeat at 8p (1.0/3), ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy (4.0/10) was low, down -7% week over week. Through eight weeks Grey’s Anatomy is down -23% from its comparable performance last year (4.4/12 vs. 5.7/15). At 10p, Private Practice (2.9/8) dropped -26%.

Following a below-average The Big Bang Theory (4.2/12, down -11%), CBS’s $#*! My Dad Says (2.8/8) posted its lowest rating to date, dropping -18% from last week. CSI (2.8/7) and The Mentalist (2.8/8) finished the night at season lows (tie for CSI).

Due to NFL Preemptions in approximately 1% of the country, Fast Nationals for NBC could be inflated. NBC’s Community (2.1/6), 30 Rock (2.6/7), The Office (3.8/10) and Outsourced (2.8/7) were all about average. At 10p The Apprentice (1.6/5) gained +14%.
Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings

(source: FOX)