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Primetime Ratings: ‘Generation,' ‘Outsourced,' ‘$#*!' Slip In Second Week - Broadcasting & Cable

Primetime Ratings: ‘Generation,' ‘Outsourced,' ‘$#*!' Slip In Second Week

'30 Rock' is only Thursday show to hold steady with premiere
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Nearly all shows continued to slide in the ratings in the second week of the new season on Thursday, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

CBS won the night with a 3.3 rating/10 share in the key 18-49 demo and 13.2 million viewers, but all of its Thursday shows saw declines. The Big Bang Theory was down 12% to a 4.3, $#*! My Dad Says slipped 18% to a 3.2, while CSI and The Mentalist each fell 12% to a 3.0 apiece.

ABC placed second with a 2.8/8. Cancellation bait My Generation fell to a 1.1, down 32% from its premiere rating. Grey's Anatomy dropped 19% to a 4.4, though it was still the night's top-rated show. Private Practice followed suit, sliding 9% to a 2.9.

NBC came in third with 2.3/7, and had Thursday's lone bright spot with 30 Rock holding steady vs. its premiere at a 2.6. The Apprentice was even with last week at 1.4. Community dropped 14% to a 1.9 without Betty White. The Office fell 14% to 3.7 and Outsourced was down 20% to a 2.8.

Fox was fourth with a 2.2/6, and its shows showed smaller declines than the other nets. Bones slid 7% to a 2.5 and Fringe fell 10% to a 1.9.

The CW trailed with a 1.3/4. The Vampire Diaries and Nikita were both down a tenth to a 1.5 and 1.0, respectively.

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