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.
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.