By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated September 25, 2009 at 04:44 PM EDT
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All that enigmatic hype paid off: ABC’s FlashForward premiered to an impressive 12.4 million viewers Thursday, portending a considerably bright future for the sci-fi drama. The net logged a good night overall, with 16.8 million showing up for George O’Malley’s funeral on the two-hour Grey’s Anatomy season premiere. ABC’s victories took a bit of a bite out of CBS’ strong lineup, particularly CSI, whose 15.7 million-viewer audience was down a whopping 33 percent from last season’s October premiere. Numbers for NBC’s Jay Leno-in-prime-time experiment were even more alarming now that fall programming is in full force: The talk show notched just 5 million viewers, a low point in its steady decline since debuting to 18.4 million viewers nearly two weeks ago.

TimeShowViewers (in millions)

8 p.m.

FlashForward (ABC)

12.4

8:30 p.m.

Parks and Recreation (NBC)

4.2

9 p.m.

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

16.8

9:30 p.m.

Community (NBC)

5.4

10 p.m.

The Mentalist (CBS)

14.3

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Grey's Anatomy

Meredith. Alex. Bailey. The doctors are definitely in on Shonda Rhimes' hospital melodrama.

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  • 16
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  • Shonda Rhimes
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  • ABC
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