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Ratings: 'CSI' comes back to reality with Petersen gone

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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