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Wednesday Ratings: Ugly Start for Beautiful Life

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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Tuesday Ratings: Melrose, 90210 Disappoint

The fall season hasn’t officially kicked into high gear, yet 90210 and Melrose Place are already coming up short. The sophomore drama debuted to nearly 2 million less than it did last year. Meanwhile, the freshman entry attracted a smaller number than Privileged did last September. (Note: CW has since canceled Privileged.)

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  • An NCIS* repeat (10.7 million, 2.1/6 in 18-49) was the hour’s largest draw.
  • Hell’s Kitchen (7.6 million, 3.5/11) had the night’s best demos.
  • America’s Got Talent* (1.5/5) got NBC warmed up with 6.8 million.
  • Shark Tank* (1.1/3) attacked 3.4 million.
  • 90210‘s debut (1.3/4) pulled in 2.6 million.

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Jon Gosselin Speaks Out

is spilling it all out for ABC. The interview event began with an episode of Good Morning America this morning and will continue on tomorrow. He will also be the focus of a Primetime: Family Secrets airing this evening at 10:00.

Originally taped on August 28, the interview alleges that was verbally abusive to her husband. “I was put down,” Jon said at one point.

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Tuesday Ratings: Wipeout Still a Hit

Although last week’s All-Star Game made a dent in Wipeout‘s numbers, the show proved viewers were still interested. The program’s rebound helped ABC attain a victory in the demos, meanwhile NBC was the leader with the viewers.

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Tuesday Ratings: All-Star Night for FOX

Yesterday’s contest between the National and American Leagues was an exciting one for the fans and for FOX. The network easily scored a grand slam over the other networks.

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  • Approximately 14.5 million baseball fans watched the first 9 innings of ‘s MLB All-Star Game (4.5/13 in 18-49).
  • (8.5 million, 3.1/10) had a 2.1 million dive.
  • (7.9 million, 2.0/7) gathered another 400,000.
  • * (7.8 million, 1.3/4) plummeted by 800,000.
  • * (1 million, 0.5/2) drew in 260,000 more.

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