Primetime Ratings: Fox Nabs Thursday Win with Rising 'Idol' and 'Bones'

'CSI' finale up 18%, 'Community' finishes season at series low

Fox won in the ratings race on Thursday night, nabbing a 4.8
rating/14 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Both
the American Idol results show and Bones improved a tenth, to 6.2 and 3.4,

CBS placed second with an overall 2.7/7. The Big Bang Theory was up 3% to a 3.2 followed
by fellow comedy Rules of Engagement, improving
a tenth to a 2.3. The season finale of CSI
saw an 18% jump to a 2.6, while The Mentalist
stayed flat at 2.6.

ABC netted a 2.4/7, with Wipeout
increasing 21% to a 1.7. Grey's
fell 9% to a series low 3.2 and Private
remained at 2.3.

NBC's night of comedies gave the network an overall 1.9/5. The
Community season finale remained at its
series low of 1.4. Following a repeat, The
fell another 9% following Steve Carell's earlier series departure to
a 3.2. Parks and Recreation was down
8% to a 2.4, with an encore episode immediately following at a 2.0. The Outsourced season finale remained at 1.5.

The CW earned an overall 1.0/3. The Vampire Diaries was up 8% to a 1.3, while Nikita fell a tenth to a 0.7.