Who won in the ratings last night?
1. CSI: NY (14.67 million)
2. Criminal Minds (14.51)
3. America's Got Talent (12.55)
4. Bones (9.82)
5. Private Practice (8.05)
6. Knight rider (7.56)
7. Dirty Sexy Money (7.15)
8. Gary Unmarried (6.98)
9. The New Adventures of Old Christine (6.86)
10. Pushing Daisies (6.32)
11. Lipstick Jungle (5.31)
12. Til Death (4.26)
13. America's Next Top Model (4.01)
14. 90210 (repeat--1.73)
CBS easily won the night in terms of overall viewers, and viewers aged 18-49. Things were not quite as bleak for ABC as I had originally feared based on the very early numbers. Once the fast affiliate ratings arrived we could at least see that ABC carried the night among 18-34 year olds. Things do look bleak however for Pushing Daisies which only scored 6.32 million viewers and did not perform well in either age demographic. Worse, still it lost viewers from the first half hour to the second (6.71 million to 5.96 million). It lost to Knight Rider (7.56 million) in viewers and in the demos.
Things looked slightly better for the premiere of Private Practice. While also way down from its premiere last year it at least cracked the 8 million mark and had good numbers among 18-49 year olds and dominated the hour among 18-34 year olds. If it keeps that up, even with the low overall viewer numbers it may keep it off the list of shows on the bubble.
Dirty Sexy Money didn’t go gangbusters at 10pm, though nothing did besides CSI: NY (14.67 million). DSM pulled in 7.15 million viewers and came in second place in both age demos. But it still crushed Lipstick Jungle which drew a mere 5.31 million viewers.
CBS plans for a Wednesday comedy block are off to a shaky start with the combination of The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried averaging 6.917 million and a mediocre 2.1/6 among 18-49 year olds between 8p-9p. But the aforementioned CSI: NY was strong and the most-watched show of the night. The next most watched show was also on CBS, Criminal Minds with 14.51 million.
NBC’s best effort was America’s Got Talent at 9pm, with 12.55 million. But looking at Knight Rider relative to its 8pm peers, it kind of seems like a keeper for the peacocks if these numbers hold up.
America’s Next Top Model was able to crack 4 million (barely) and it came in tied for second (with Knight Rider) among 18-34 year olds.
that sucks a lot for pushing daisies.