With most series already on holiday hiatus, it was a quiet Thursday that only featured two originals, CBS’ comedies The Big Bang Theory (4.1/13 in 18-49, 13.5 million viewers) and $#*! My Dad Says (3.0/9, 10.5 million). They were easily the No.1 and No.2 programs of the night, up 5% and 11%, respectively, from last week’s season lows. CBS dominated every hour of primetime, with reruns of CSI (1.9/6, 9.2 million) and The Mentalist (1.8/5, 10.1 million) topping the 9 PM and the 10 PM slots. For the night, CBS averaged a 2.4/7 in 18-49 and 10.5 million viewers. ABC’s A Charlie Brown Christmas (1.9/6, 6.4 million) tied CSI for third place in the demo. It was down 17% from last December’s telecast. Everything else was repeats, with NBC once again prepping the night for the January launch of the new three-hour comedy block by airing comedies from 8-11PM.
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