FlashForward and Grey's Crush NBC's Comedy Night


ABC's ratings momentum from its Wednesday night comedy block gathered strength last night when the Disney network crushed NBC's Comedy Night Done Right. Although Grey's Anatomy lost 10% of its audience from last season's premiere, it still easily scored the night's highest rating. Grey's lead-in FlashForward premiered with a respectable 12+ million viewers. CBS finished second last night, even though its CSI premiere suffered a dramatic 44% loss of its audience from last season. Despite NBC's new episodes of The Office and Community, The Peacock finished fourth. Complete ratings after the jump.

For those of you keeping score, The Jay Leno Show lost 1.4 million of its viewers from Wednesday night.


Flash Forward (8 PM) 12.4 million, 4.1 preliminary adults 18-49

Grey's Anatomy (9 PM) 16.8 million viewers, 6.6


Survivor: Samoa (8 PM) 11.9 million, 3.7

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (9 PM) 15.7 million, 4.0

The Mentalist (10 PM) 14.3 million, 3.4


Bones (8 PM) 5.8 million, 2.7

Fringe (9 PM) 5.8 million, 2.3


Saturday Night Live: Thursday Update (8 PM) 4.7 million, 1.8

Parks and Recreation (8:30 PM) 4.2 million, 1.8

The Office (9 PM) 7.3 million, 3.8

Community (9:30 PM) 5.4 million, 2.8

The Jay Leno Show (10 PM) 5 million, 1.7

· FlashForward Wins Hour, CSI Falls Sharply [Hollywood Reporter]


  • B says:

    Love the ratings, but one clarification...
    House had a higher 18-49 number on Monday night and NCIS had more total viewers on Tuesday, so I'm not sure where the claim that Grey's was the highest rated entertainment program of the season comes from.

  • Julie Miller says:

    Thanks for the comment, B. That was a claim made by the Hollywood Reporter, but after checking Nielsen, I realized that you are indeed correct. The appropriate changes have been made to the article.