The biggest battle of the new season wasn’t the impending duel between McDreamy and McVet for Meredith’s love — It’s which show would win the the ratings war between GREY’S ANATOMY & CSI. And the winner of round one is…..
GREY’S ANATOMY. ABC’s hit medical sudser garnered 25.14 million eyeballs versus 22.04 million viewers for CSI. CBS still managed to be the most-watched network (770,000 viewers ahead of ABC), while ABC finished first in the overnights and adults 18-49. A night of season premieres on NBC settled for the distant No. 3 spot, while Fox’s perennial Thursday audience woes continued. The CW hid under the desk with repeats.
This is the first time a non-season finale of any series has beat an episode of CSI since April 1, 2004 (and that show was the season-finale of then must see The Apprentice).
Thanks to Seriously? OMG! WTF? for the tip.