Does the CW deserve to be mocked? Rhetorical question!
But some Smallville fans and CW haters are getting ahead of themselves in taking delight that last night a repeat of the pilot of Smallville tied Thursday night's Nikita with adults 18-49 and beat it outright in total viewers. However, the Smallville (and Supernatural) were preempted at least in the Chicago market (#3 market in the U.S.) while Chicago locals instead watched the Bulls beat the Cavaliers to clinch the number one seed in the NBA's eastern conference.
Smallville and Supernatural will air tonight in Chicago, so don't be too surprised to see Friday's preliminary numbers for Smallville & Supernatural adjusted down in the final numbers we'll see on Monday.