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Ratings Round-Up

By Rachel
April 13, 2009 - 7:30 AM

Basketball helps CBS achieve victory, and two new episodes beat the competition.

On Monday, CSI: Miami was preempted by the NCAA Basketball Tournament, which earned the top spot at 10:00pm with 16.29 million overall viewers and a 5.9 rating/15 share in the crucial 18-49 demographic. ABC's new series Castle was second with 9.24 million viewers and 2.4/6, and Medium rounded out the hour with 7.15 million viewers and 2.2/5.

CSI: New York won the hour on Wednesday with 12.52 million viewers and 3.3/9 in the key demo. The series premiere of The Unusuals on ABC came in second with 6.84 million viewers and 2.2/6. A repeat of Law and Order was third with 4.68 million viewers and 1.2/3.

The number one spot went to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation on Thursday with 16.36 million viewers and 3.7/10 among adults 18-49. The Office on NBC had a higher score in the demo from 9:00-9:30pm with 3.9/11, but the network averaged third for the hour with the combination of Office (7.94 million viewers) and 30 Rock (6.75 million, 3.1/9). Coming out ahead of NBC's average for the hour was Fox's Hell's Kitchen in second place with 7.59 million viewers and 3.3/9. A repeat of Grey's Anatomy (5.15 million, 1.4/4) and a repeat of Supernatural (2.06 million, 0.8/2) rounded out the hour.

In series premiere news, CSI's new lead-out Harper's Island shared leadership with the new NBC show Southland. Harper's won in overall viewers with 10.49 million compared to Southland's 9.72 million, but Southland's 3.2/9 was enough to put it ahead of Harper's 2.7/8 in the key demographic. Harper's was down from the season average for Eleventh Hour, the former occupant of Thursday's 10:00pm timeslot, which pulled 12.05 million viewers and 3.1/8 for its first season.

Ratings information for CSI: New York and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as well as the NCAA Basketball Tournament, is courtesy of PI Feedback.

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