January 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

Predictably, CSI fans were more interested in Grissom’s last show than they were the series’ first episode without him. Though the veteran drama still won the 9 p.m. hour, its 17.5 million viewers was a 28 percent decline from William Petersen’s Jan. 15 exit. ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy saw an 8 percent increase week-to-week, averaging 14.3 million viewers, according to overnight data. Fox’s Bones made its debut in a new time slot, Thursdays at 8 p.m., and took the hour with 10 million viewers. That’s on par with the show’s last original airing in its old Wednesday at 8 p.m. slot (Thanksgiving eve), but 9 percent below its season high in that time period. (A second new episode of Bones only held on to 75 percent of that crowd at 9 p.m.) At 10 p.m., ABC’s Private Practice hit a season high with 9.2 million viewers, but still finished second to CBS’s Eleventh Hour (12.3 million).

 

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8 p.m. Bones (Fox)
NCIS (CBS)
Ugly Betty (ABC)
My Name is Earl (NBC)
Smallville (The CW)
10.0
8.6 (repeat)
7.5
6.5
3.8
8:30 p.m. Kath & Kim (NBC) 4.9
9 p.m. CSI (CBS)
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Bones (Fox)
Smallville (The CW)
17.5
14.3
8.7
7.5
3.0
9:30 p.m. 30 Rock (NBC) 6.4
10 p.m. Eleventh Hour (CBS)
Private Practice (ABC)
ER (NBC)
12.3
9.6
7.7

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