TV Ratings Thursday 4/1: "Fringe" Frustrated; "FlashForward" Fizzles; CBS Flip-Flop Falters

Down. Down. Down. That was the theme pretty much everywhere. (View chart)

Last night new episodes of The Mentalist and CSI swapped their normal timeslots. At 9pm The Mentalist scored a 2.8 with adults 18-49, down 15% from the last new episode of CSI, and down 18% from its last new episode at 10pm, it was its lowest rating for an original episode.

CSI also scored a 2.8, its lowest original episode ever.

Bones and Fringe were not welcomed back with open arms after nearly two months between new episodes. Bones returned to a 2.4 rating with adults 18-49 and Fringe a 2.2. The last new episode of Bones on February 4 had a 3.3 rating, and Fringe a 2.6.

NBC ran two hours of reruns of The Office followed by a new episode of The Marriage Ref at 10pm that scored a 2.7 2.2 with adults 18-49, up .2 from last week.

Grey's Anatomy with a 3.5 rating with adults 18-49 was down 5% from last week and had its lowest-rated episode. Private Practice was down 7% to a 2.7 rating with the 18-49 crowd and saw its lowest-rated episode for a Thursday.

FlashForward dropped to a 1.4 with adults 18-49, down 22% to another series low. It just barely squeaked out a victory over the CW's Vampire Diaries (1.3) in the hour.


TV by the Numbers - TV Ratings: "Fringe" Frustrated; "FlashForward" Fizzles; CBS Flip-Flop Falters


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Apr 10, 2010 8:45AM EDT

i love vampire diaries and hope FF gets better viewers coz it really isnt that bad...just muddled, i guess lol

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