In the early metered market numbers, CBS looks poised to win the night in overall viewers by a wide margin. crime procedurals worked for CBS with Criminal Minds getting a 9.9/15 (household rating/share) and CSI: NY pulling a 9.5/16. Unfortunately the 8pm comedy block isn't working out well with The New Adventures of Old Christine pulling a 4.5/7 and Gary Unmarried a 4.6/7.
None of the returning ABC dramas fared well at all with Pushing Daisies netting a 4.3/7 (worse than Knight Rider's 4.6.7). Private Practice scored a 5.3/8 at 9pm - a distant third behind NBC's America's Got Talent (7.6/12) and the aforementioned Criminal Minds. Dirty Sexy Money's debut at 10pm drew a 4.6/8, and the only good thing to say about that is it outperformed Lipstick Jungle's 4.2/7 on NBC.
With the exception of the CBS comedies which may get a longer leash, look for every show on ABC last night to be on a very short leash. Same for Lipstick Jungle and Knight Rider over on NBC.
Meanwhile it was good news/bad news over at Fox. Bones won the 8pm hour with a 6.7/11, and surely will win the demos as well, but at 9pm it was a full hour of ‘Til Death (one half hour replacing the already cancelled Do Not Disturb) which scored a mere 2.9/5. Ouch.
America's Next Top Model pulled a 3.3/5 at 8pm on the CW, and a repeat of 90210 got a 1.5/2.