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‘Disturb’ Doesn’t Much, ‘Model’ Bounces Back

September 11, 2008 1:19 PM

ModelThe premiere of Fox’s “Do Not Disturb” launched Wednesday night to so-so ratings, while “America’s Next Top Model,” after a low opening last week, enjoyed a bounce in its numbers.

“Disturb” debuted to a 2.0 rating/5 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research data.

The show fell 17% from its lead-in, “’Til Death,” which premiered its third season to a 2.4/7, down 14% from its premiere last year when it aired at 8:30 p.m.

“Bones,” although it declined 12% from last week, was the highest-rated show of the night with a 2.9/9.

Fox finished the night in second with a 2.5/7.

On The CW, “Model” grabbed a 2.0 rating/6 share in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research data, increasing 18% from last week’s premiere. “Model” also increased 13% in the network’s key demo, women 18-34, with a 3.4/10. The CW tied for fourth place with ABC, scoring a 1.6/4 in adults 18-49.

First-place NBC aired an on-par “America’s Got Talent” (2.8/8) and a repurposed USA original episode of “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” (2.1/6). The network ended the night with a 2.6/7.

“Greatest American Dog” on CBS finished its season with a 1.6/5, on average with its run during the summer. CBS placed third with a 1.7/5.

Grab your numbers in chart form here.

What to Watch for Tonight:

Fox: You’ve enjoyed it in half-hour chunks, now prepare for the holes for a whole hour! “Hole in the Wall” settles into its official hourlong time slot at 8 p.m. Next season, expect the exciting spinoff: “Open Door or Just a Really Clean Panel of Plexiglas?”


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