ABC delivered a solid ratings performance with Winter Wipeout (3.6/11) slipping only 5% from its very impressive debut last week and Grey’s Anatomy (4.4/12), up 5% from last week. At 10 PM, a repeat of the premiere of new medical drama Off the Map (2.0/6), which was impacted by the Tucson memorial-related scheduling shifts on Wednesday, did a respectable business, down a modest 13% from its debut 18-49 rating. For the night, ABC averaged a 3.3/9 and a 9.6 million total viewers, finishing No.1 in the demo and second in total viewers behind CBS.
At CBS, William Shatner proved he is lead-in impervious. Somewhat surprisingly, following a repeat of Big Bang (3.0/9), an original of Shatner’s his new comedy $#*! My Dad Says (2.9/8) matched its demo performance from last week when it followed an original Big Bang (4.4/13). CBS aired drama reruns for the rest of the evening, finishing with an average of a 2.3/6 in 18-49 and 10.1 million viewers. Fox’s Million Dollar Money Drop (1.7/5, 5.7 million) was in line with its delivery earlier this week and up 21% from last Thursday. It also hit a series high in total viewers. Fox, which also ran a repeat of Bones, averaged a 1.5/4 and 5.0 million for the night, followed by NBC (1.3/4, 2.9 million), which aired all reruns.
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