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Thursday January 29, 2009 11:23 pm

Wednesday Ratings: Katie Couric No Star in Primetime

For some reason, CBS chose last night - an American Idol night - to test out a primetime edition of their evening news. Needless to say, the experiment bombed.

Katie Couric8pm

  • (27 million, 10.1/25 in 18-49) picked up 1.1 million.
  • Outside of repeats, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (6.5 million, 1.2/3) had the worst demos of the night.
  • (6.1 million, 1.9/5) grew by 1.1 million.
  • * (1.7/4) refreshed 5.3 million.
  • * (4.9 million, 1.1/3) fell by 2.4 million.
  • * (1.1 million, 0.4/1) did 300,000 less than 13: Fear is Real.

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9pm

  • (12.1 million, 4.4/10 in 18-49) was down a few notches.
  • (11.1 million, 4.8/11) had the best demos of the hour.
  • * (10.6 million, 2.5/6) lost 3.2 million.
  • * (6.4 million, 1.9/4) improved by 1.2 million.
  • * (1 million, 0.4/1) added on 180,000.

10pm

  • * (9.5 million, 2.4/6 in 18-49) gave up 2.3 million.
  • (8.9 million, 2.6/7) rounded up 600,000 more.
  • The Wednesday debut of (6.5 million, 2.3/6) was off 800,000 from its last original episode.

*denotes repeat

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

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