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Where were you when the visitors arrived last night? Yesterday’s highly-anticipated debut of V had the best 18-49 performance for any new series this season. Its audience numbers also came in right behind the premiere of NCIS: Los Angeles for freshman programs. Unfortunately, that one show couldn’t carry the whole network. CBS still won in the viewers and had a tight victory in the demos.

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  • (19.4 million, 4.2/11 in 18-49) was the most-watched program last night.
  • (13.9 million, 5.0/13) had the best demos of the evening.
  • (9 million, 3.4/9) hit its lowest 18-49 mark this season.
  • (6.1 million, 2.4/6) lost 400,000.
  • (1.1/3) clocked in 2.1 million.

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Had this been any other Tuesday, CBS would have likely topped all categories. But thanks to a full slate of repeats, the Eye network was only first with the viewers while NBC (finally!) managed a win in the demos.

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Mia MichaelsPaula Abdul may have left her show on less than amicable terms, but that doesn’t mean all FOX judges are unhappy.

In a new interview, Mia Michaels claims her So You Think You Can Dance departure had nothing to do with a contract. It also didn’t have anything to do with Adam Shankman…or a supposed battle with cancer. She simply felt it was time.

“It’s been an amazing five-year journey and I am in a place where I have all these great opportunities that have been presented to me and I am ready to take on all these challenges,” MIchaels told People magazine. “So when I was working on the show, I wasn’t able to really focus on anything else. Now I’m really focusing on these other projects that I can’t pass up. I think that’s pretty much the main reason why I left the show.”

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Could it really get any worse than this? Although the program faced a CBS repeat, The Jay Leno Show did the unthinkable last night: it went down. The talk show went so far down, it hit a season low in the demos. ABC, in the meantime, took advantage of the decreased competition and scored wins in both the viewers and the demos this Monday.

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We may still be hours away from the start of ‘s Top 20 competition, but there’s already been a change in the lineup.

Despite postponing Juilliard to appear on the show (and making during the audition phase), contemporary dancer Billy Bell will be off the program altogether. Although the 19-year-old was seen during last night’s pre-taped showcase, an illness has forced him to end his run. He will be replaced tonight by 21-year-old Brandon Dumlao, a hip-hop dancer from California.

According to statement from Bell’s family, continuing with the competition could have meant grave consequences. “We were all very disappointed when we heard the news and Billy was devastated when his doctors told the show that if he continued to dance on the show before he recovered, he could possibly die,” it read. While a specific diagnosis was not mentioned, Us Weekly reports Billy is being treated for mononucleosis.

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Despite competition from two buzzworthy shows (Modern Family, Glee) and an NBC vet (SVU), Criminal Minds remains strong. The drama helped CBS win with the viewers and tie FOX in the demos last night.

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FOX isn’t the only network that should be feeling gleeful. ABC’s freshman series, Modern Family, was only ranked behind CBS’ two dramas for the most viewers last night. The comedy also tied Criminal Minds for the evening’s best demos.

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Depending on how you feel about your reality shows, this news may be more upsetting than ‘s exit from American Idol.

What was hinted in a series of tweets last night has now been confirmed: Mia Michaels has left So You Think You Can Dance. The choreographer - who coincidentally used the same method as Abdul to announce her departure - posted the messages on Twitter shortly after appearing on last night’s episode.

“I AM OFFICIALLY AN ADORING FAN OF SYTYCD….THANK U FOR 5 WONDERFUL YRS…TO CREATE MOMENTS AND MOVEMENT FOR THE WORLD TO SHARE WITH ME WAS A GIFT…THANKS SYTYCD AND LOOK FORWARD TO WHATS AHEAD FOR ME…LOOKOUT WORLD!!!!!” Mia wrote.

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When it comes to shows about young adults, it seems audiences prefer characters who are awkward and musical—not pretty and anorexic. Yesterday’s debut of The Beautiful Life bombed despite an ANTM lead-in and raised approximately 5 million less than its FOX competitor (Glee). As Stanford Blatch would say, TBL was Wednesday night’s fashion roadkill.

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  • The finale America’s Got Talent (3.5/10 in 18-49) averaged 15.5 million over two hours.
  • Wipeout (2.1/7) took 6.2 million down.
  • So You Think You Can Dance (5.7 million, 2.4/7) slipped by 800,000.
  • The New Adventures of Old Christine* (1.1/4) had 4.5 million laughing; Gary Unmarried* (1.2/4) turned in 4.5 million.
  • America’s Next Top Model (2.8 million, 1.4/4) took a 400,000 hit.

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Is it possible for a new series to succeed without help from American Idol? Yesterday’s official premiere of Glee had network execs hopeful. The comedy had the best fall debut for a new scripted FOX program in two years.

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  • Approximately 21.2 million watched President Obama’s health-care speech over the three major networks.
  • Season 6 of So You Think You Can Dance (6.5 million, 2.7/8 in 18-49) was down 2.3 million from it’s May debut.
  • Cycle 13 of America’s Next Top Model (3.2 million, 1.5/4) was off 700,000 from last fall.

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