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'Practice,' 'Bionic' Start Strong

Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2007

ABC won Wednesday's ratings title, while "Private Practice" and NBC's "Bionic Woman" kicked off what could be a very competitive battle with strong premieres.

For the night, ABC averaged a 9.4 rating/15 share, topping second-place CBS, 7.0/11, by a comfortable margin. NBC was close behind in third at 6.8/11. FOX, 3.8/6, finished fourth, and The CW posted a 2.4/4 for fifth.

The adults 18-49 race was much tighter, with ABC's 4.2 rating just beating NBC's 4.1. CBS, 3.3, came in third in the key ad demographic. FOX averaged 2.5 and The CW 1.8.

The "Dancing with the Stars" results show dominated the 8 p.m. hour for ABC, drawing an 11.1/18. "Deal or No Deal," 5.6/9, put NBC in second. "Kid Nation" finished third for CBS, ahead of "Back to You," 5.1/9, and "'Til Death," 3.8/6, on FOX. "America's Next Top Model" delivered a 3.1/5 for The CW.

"Private Practice" debuted with a 9.7/15 for ABC at 9 p.m., making it the most-watched series premiere thus far this season. The "Bionic Woman" premiere earned an 8.4/13 and was also the night's top show among adults 18-49. "Criminal Minds" began its third season with an 8.2/13 for CBS. FOX's "Kitchen Nightmares" was fourth. "Gossip Girl" fell off some from last week's premiere, drawing a 1.8/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., the season premiere of "CSI: NY" scored an 8.1/13 for CBS. ABC's "Dirty Sexy Money," 7.4/12 came in second ahead of NBC's "Life," 6.5/11, which led its hour in the 18-49 demo.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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