‘CSI’ Has Lowest-Rated Finale Ever

by | May 13, 2011 at 3:54 PM | TV News

By Marisa Guthrie

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – U.S. network Fox easily won Thursday with the “American Idol” results show and “Bones,” averaging a 4.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 16.2 million viewers from 8-10 p.m.

“Idol” (6.2, 21.5 million) was down 2 percent week-to-week. But “Bones” (3.3, 10.9 million) won the 9 p.m. period, beating ABC network’s “Grey’s Anatomy” (3.1, 9.3 million), which was down 11 percent for a series low.

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Also hitting a nadir on Thursday night was CBS network’s “CSI” finale (2.6, 11.4 million). Although the show was up double digits compared with its previous original, it was nonetheless “CSI’s” lowest-rated finale ever.

Meanwhile, NBC network’s “Community” finale (1.4, 3.2 million) and a new episode of “The Office” (3.2, 6.2 million) dropped 7 percent and 9 percent, respectively, to tie series lows.

CBS was second for the night, averaging a 2.7 rating and 11.4 million viewers, followed by ABC (2.4, 7.3 million), NBC (1.9, 3.8 million) and Univision (1.5, 3.6 million).

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(Editing by Zorianna Kit)

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