ABC wins the night in both total viewers and 18-49 ratings on the strength of the Dancing with the Stars "Results Show" that had 16.6 million viewers and the premiere of Private Practice which pulled 14.2 million viewers.
CBS came in second on total viewers and NBC took second with the 18-49 crowd. Viewers are already fading away for CBS' Kid Nation which pulled 7.6 million viewers. Kid Nation's premier last week pulled 9.4 million viewers but the Tiffany network scores with Criminal Minds' premier which had 12.7 million viewers.
Gorman isn't admitting it, but I'm sure he was one of the 13.6 million watching the Bionic Woman over on NBC. [Gorman says: Nope! Too far behind on my recordings of The War]
Not a good night for Fox. Kitchen Nightmares decreased 1.2 million versus the previous week's premeire. Giving the premiere away on iTunes? Cool for geeks like me, otherwise completely meaningless.
ABC: 13.76 million, CBS: 11.01, NBC: 10.88, Fox: 6.14, CW: 3.70
ABC: 4.2 rating/11 share, NBC: 4.1/11, CBS: 3.3/ 9, Fox: 2.5/ 7, CW: 1.8/ 5.
Full night’s results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek. The charts: