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CSI Files - 'CSI' Sets Ratings Alight For CBS

'CSI' Sets Ratings Alight For CBS

By Antony
March 14, 2003 - 10:46 PM

See Also: 'Crash and Burn' Episode Guide

Returning from reruns, CSI easily won its 9pm time slot in the Thursday overnights, and CBS once again won the overall evening's ratings.

"Crash and Burn" averaged a 17.3/26 rating, according to figures published at Zap2it. This means approximately 17.3% of American households with television sets were tuned into the show, while the episode was viewed by 26% of households watching television at the time. These figures come from overnight ratings based on the top markets, and final ratings will be available next week.

This compares to 14.5/22 for last week's repeat showing of "The Execution of Catherine Willows", and 18.3/25 for the last new episode — Lucky Strike — that aired on 20 February.

Survivor: The Amazon began the night for CBS, winning its 8pm slot with 12.6/19. Then came CSI; it won the 9pm hour, beating NBC's Will & Grace on 10.1/15 and Good Morning Miami on 8.7/13, UPN's Smackdown! on 4.6/7, ABC's Are You Hot?, and the final hour of NAACP Image Awards which gave a 3.8/6 to Fox. Last was WB with a dismal 2.5/4 from JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment.

Coming first from 8pm - 10pm and second at 10pm (CBS's Without a Trace lost out to NBC's ER), CBS came first in the evening overall with 13.3/21 score, easily ahead of NBC on 11.8/18, ABC on 5.2/8 and Fox on 3.6/6.

The original article is available here at Zap2it.

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