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CBS, NBC split Thursday

CBS won the household and total-viewer ratings contests Thursday night with a
lineup that included a fresh episode of the game show The Price is Right
and repeats of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and The Agency. But
NBC won the key demographics battles with repeats of Friends, Will
& Grace
, Just Shoot Me and ER.

Fox aired a repeat of the theatrical film Lost in Space which appealed
mainly to kids and teens where it was first and second, respectively for the

ABC aired the final game of hockey's Stanley CupFinals. Hockey
has limited appeal generally (at least in the U.S.), but it did build through
out the night placing first or second in the key adult demos in the last hour of
prime time and was tied for first with men 25-through-54 for the night.

The household numbers for the night: CBS, 8/11; NBC, 6.1/11; ABC, 4.3/8; Fox,

Adults 18-through-49: NBC, 4/12; CBS, 3.3/10; ABC, 2.9/9; Fox, 2.1/6.

Men 25-through-54: ABC, 3.4/10; CBS, 3.4/9; NBC, 3/9; Fox, 2.5/7.

Kids: Fox, 1.4/6; NBC, 1.1/5; ABC, 0.9/4; CBS, 0.6/3.