The “Grey’s Anatomy” season finale still couldn’t best CBS for an overall Thursday night win, but the doctors of Seattle Grace came close. The finales of “The Mentalist” and “CSI” instead took the night for CBS.
CBS averaged 12.4 million viewers and a 7.7 rating/13 share in households. ABC was a close second with 11.8 million and a 7.6/13. FOX’s finales of Bones and Fringe took a respectable third place with 7.4 million, 4.6/8. Unfortunately for NBC, they trailed in fourth, though they were up from last week, with 5.0 million viewers, 3.2/5. The CW’s rerun of “Smallville” was last with 1.4 million and a 0.9/2 share.