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Ratings: 'CSI' slays the competition

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The 8 p.m. slot was a little shook-up with President Bush’s 15-minute farewell speech last night, but no tears were shed as it was back to regular programming stat, minus ABC’s Ugly Betty. CBS was the clear winner of the night, dominating with CSI and its new Brit sci-fi adaptation, Eleventh Hour. Grey’s Anatomy is in need of some medical attention as its viewers went down another 6 percent since last week’s new episode — not even Eric Stoltz and Tyne Daly could breathe some life into the medical drama (A little piece of advice: Re-kill Denny, PLEASE!) — though Private Practice managed to hold onto most of last week’s post-Grey‘s audience. In Fox news, everybody’s most-feared, four-letter-word-loving chef, Gordon Ramsay did not fare so well with Kitchen Nightmares, coming in fourth in its hour. Though maybe viewers will have more of an appetite for him when his staple, Hell’s Kitchen, returns on Jan. 29.

 

 

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. Presidential Address/CSI (CBS)
Pres. Address/My Name is Earl (NBC)
Pres. Address/Scrubs (ABC)
Pres. Address/Smallville (The CW)
Pres. Address/Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)
13.7 (repeat)
6.6 (repeat)
5.7 (repeat)
4.3
4.1 (repeat)
9:00 CSI (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Kitchen Nightmares (Fox)
Supernatural (The CW)
23.9
12.9
8.3
4.3
2.9
9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (NBC) 6.6
10:00 p.m. Eleventh Hour (CBS)
Private Practice (ABC)
ER (NBC)
15.5
8.7
7.0