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Wednesday Ratings: Close Battle for Lost, Lie to Me

Even though it posted the best demos of its hour, the Season 5 premiere of Lost was off approximately 25% from its last opener. Meanwhile, FOX’s Lie to Me debuted to a larger audience than its direct ABC competitor.

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Wednesday Ratings: Idol Does Even Better

Even though last night’s numbers for American Idol weren’t dramatically different than Tuesday’s, Day 2’s ratings were significant. It was the first time in five years Idol‘s second night did better than the first.

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Wednesday Ratings: Patrick Swayze Draws Supporters

Seems Barbara Walters’ endless plugs on The View weren’t in vain. Yesterday’s exclusive interview with Patrick Swayze wound up being the night’s most-watched show. Unfortunately, CBS still managed to win the evening in both categories thanks to a stronger lineup.

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Wednesday Ratings: Criminal Minds Leads the Pack

Despite a nice showing for NBC’s Muppets special, audiences had their sights set on criminals last night. CBS was #1 with the viewers and the demos once again.

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Wednesday Ratings: Secret Millionaire Not So Secret Anymore

There’s nothing viewers like more than watching people give out money. Yesterday, FOX’s Secret Millionaire built upon last week’s numbers and won its hour in the demos. CBS, though, was the top network in both categories this Wednesday.

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Wednesday Ratings: Pushing Daisies Clinging to Life

As hard as it is for me to admit, it looks like my darling Pushing Daisies will soon be pushed out the door. Despite an Obama bump for its last outing, the show couldn’t maintain the audience. Yesterday’s episode even performed lower than the last unassisted show. CBS had a good evening though. Season high numbers for the two comedies gave the network wins in both categories last night.

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TV Extensions, Renewals and Cancellations (11/20)

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Here’s an update on the shows you will and won’t be seeing in the months to come:

EXTENSIONS
  • Gary Unmarried (CBS) - Full season order
  • Medium (NBC) - Six more episodes ordered
  • Worst Week (CBS) - Three more episodes ordered

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Wednesday Ratings: CMAs Top Draw for ABC

For the 2nd Wednesday in a row, ABC benefited from non-regular programming. Last week, the Alphabet network had a special episode of DWTS. This week, the CMAs were the one to thank. Yesterday’s broadcast of the 42nd annual event gave ABC wins in both the viewers and the demos.

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Wednesday Ratings: Viewers Suffering from Post-Election Crash

Voters tired of political ads - and television in general - took a rest from the boob tube last night. This meant lower numbers for most programs and a disappointing season debut for Law & Order. (The show had its worst Wednesday ever.) Thanks to a rare mid-week airing of DWTS, ABC was tops with the viewers yesterday. Meanwhile, the Alphabet network was also tied with FOX in the demos.

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Monday Ratings: CBS Repeats Help ABC

Last night, a slate full of CBS repeats helped ABC take an easy win with the viewers. Unfortunately, the Alphabet network still had to settle for a tie with FOX in the demos.

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