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The Shat scores again for CBS; Shrek adds (a little) color to NBC

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thursday-ratingsImage Credit: Eric McCandless;ABC; Dreamworks; Robert Voets/CBSGame 2 of the World Series helped Fox to dominate another night in adults 18-49 (4.1 rating) and total viewers (14.4 million), while CBS and its comedy block came in second place Thursday (3.4/9, 13.5 million).

Big Bang Theory was flat with last week and tied its lowest-rated telecast this season but still scored an impressive 4.1/12 in the demo and averaged 12.8 million viewers. Each 18-49 ratings point equals 1.3 million viewres. $#*! My Dad Says earned a 3.1/9 and 10.8 million, followed by CSI (3.3/9, 14 million) and The Mentalist (3.2/9, 14.5 million). Interesting sidenote about CSI: It actually built in viewers from half-hour to half-hour (13.6 million to 14.5 million). Are people tired of following the mystery and just want to learn about the culprit?

ABC finished the night in third place (2.9/8, 10.9 million) by airing It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (2.2/6, 6.9 million), Grey’s Anatomy (3.8/10, 10.6 million), and Private Practice (2.7/8, 7.7 million). NBC was fourth (2.4/7, 5.9 million) thanks to the special Scared Shrekless (2.5/8, 8.1 million), Community (2.4/7, 5.6 million), The Office (3.9/10, 8.0 million), Outsourced (2.7/7, 5.9 million), and The Apprentice (which was actually up one-tenth from last week with a 1.4/4). It averaged 3.8 million.

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