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Thursday March 12, 2009 11:00 pm

Wednesday Ratings: Chopping Block Fails to Make the Cut

Cooking-related shows may serve well for FOX and Bravo, but they do nothing for NBC. Last night’s premiere of The Chopping Block debuted to fewer viewers than Knight Rider‘s finale. (Ouch!) Meanwhile, Lie to Me performed better than expected in its new time slot. The freshman drama worked with American Idol to give FOX two easy victories.

Chopping Block's Marco Pierre White8pm

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9pm

  • (24.9 million, 8.9/22 in 18-49) rounded up 2.4 million.
  • (14.1 million, 3.6/9) tacked on 3.8 million.
  • (5.3 million, 1.7/4) had a 700,000 bump.
  • * (1.6/4) recapped 4.2 million.
  • * (0.5/1) settled in with 1 million.

10pm

  • (13.5 million, 3.5/10) easily won its hour.
  • (7.6 million, 2.2/6) gathered another 1.8 million.
  • (4.6 million, 1.4/4) slid by 1.1 million.

*denotes repeat

(You can review last Wednesday’s ratings here.)

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