I was going to try to cram this into the overnight post, but that just makes people scroll more to find the overnight data. But I found the comparisons for the same night year over year pretty interesting. Here are some highlights (all compare last night to what was on Wednesday, October 1, 2008)
FOX improved a lot on the night, largely because Glee's 3.2 adults 18-49 rating was nearly 100% greater than 1 hour of Til Death a year ago (1.7, 1.5).
So You Think You Can Dance and its 2.7 were not as strong as Bones and its 3.1 one year ago, however, SYTYCD was stronger with the 18-34 crowd (2.9 vs. 2.4)
Before you go getting too attached to Eastwick, last night's 2.5/7 was less than Dirty Sexy Money's 2.7/7 the year before, however that was DSM's season premiere.
The combo of Hank (2.2) and The Middle (2.5) were better than the premiere of Pushing Daisies a year earlier (2.1).
How bad was it for NBC?
- Knight Rider (2.5) > Mercy (2.1)
- America's Got Talent (3.3) > L&O: SVU (2.5) (AGT ran later last year)
- Lipstick Jungle (2.1) > The Jay Leno Show (1.9)