Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins Thursday as Lineup Returns to Gains

CW returns 'Vampire Diaries' to gains in A18-34 demo

Thanks to the
return of its Thursday lineup and the premiere of the winter edition of Wipeout,
ABC took Wednesday night with an overall 3.3 rating/9 share in the 18-49 demo,
according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Wipeout drew a 2.8, up 47% from
its winter special on Dec. 8. Grey's Anatomy and Private Practice
both returned to gains from their last episodes in November to a 4.5 (+10%) and
a 2.8 (+6%), respectively.

The CW was the
only other network to air new programming, airing the first original Vampire
and Secret Circle episodes since early
November. Vampire Diaries was even in 18-49 with a 1.4, but was up 14%
in A18-34 (1.6). Secret Circle was even in 18-49 with another 0.8, and
down a tenth in A18-34 (0.7). The network scored an overall 1.1/3, tying Fox's
repeats for third.

CBS (2.3/6) and
NBC (0.8/2) also aired repeats to round out the night.