By Lynette Rice
Updated December 02, 2010 at 05:48 PM EST

Image Credit: CBSCBS finished in the top spot Wednesday in adults 18-49 (2.5 rating/7 share) and viewers (8.7 million), thanks to one helluva Survivor episode. More than 12 million people tuned in to see not one, but two wimpy females quit the game with less than two weeks to go (for great insight into the matter, read Jeff Probst’s blog). Irritating. Anyway, the show posted a 3.6/10 in the adult demo, up three percent from its last original on Nov. 17 (last week was a clip show). It was followed by a repeat of Criminal Minds and the Grammy’s Nominations Concert (1.7/5, 5 million people).

Each 18-49 ratings point represents 1.3 million people.

Fox was second in the demo (2.1/6) and third in viewers (5.8 million), with Human Target earning a 1.6/5 and 5.7 million viewers, and Hell’s Kitchen, a 2.6/7 and 5.7 million. NBC was third in the demo (2.0/6) and second in viewers (7.7 million) with an original of the canceled Undercovers earning a 1.3/4 and 4.8 million, followed by Law & Order: SVU (2.5/7, 9.1 million), and Law & Order: L.A. (2.2/6, 9 million).

ABC finished fourth in the demo (1.5/4) and viewers (5.0 million) because it aired repeats of its comedies. That was an original of The Whole Truth, which was canceled, but it only earned a .9/3 and 3.6 million. The CW posted a 1.1/3 among adults 18-49 but tied CBS for the night among teens. It averaged 2.6 million for the night.

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