'CSI: NY' helps CBS take second place
“America’s Next Top Model” champ Eva the diva wasn’t the only winner Wednesday night: The UPN reality show posted its top-rated finale to date.
The show, which crowned 19-year-old Eva Pigford as America’s Next Top Model, averaged a 3.5 rating/11 share in adults 18-34, good enough to win the hour in the demo (tied with a repeat of ABC’s “Lost”). Net also won the hour in women 18-34 (4.1/11) and was second in adults 18-49 (2.9/8).
An average of 6.5 million viewers watched series exec producer Tyra Banks and her team of judges pick Eva over rival finalist Yaya. The finale gave UPN its top “Model” marks this cycle (the series’ third) in viewers, adults 18-34 and 18-49.
UPN also drew its best Wednesday of the season (4.8 million viewers) thanks to the show.
ABC still won the night in both adults 18-49 (4.1/11) and viewers (10.8 million), although numbers were lower due to a rerun of the two-hour “Lost” pilot.
CBS was second for the night in both measurements (3.5/10 adults 18-49, 10.7 million viewers) thanks to “CSI: NY,” which was the night’s top-ranked program (5.4/15 adults 18-49, 15.6 million viewers).
Rounding out the night in adults 18-49 were NBC (3.3/9), Fox (2.9/8), UPN (2.1/6) and WB (1.2/3).
Over at the WB, net was encouraged by the premiere of reality skein “BMOC: Big Man on Campus,” which improved on the same timeslot’s performance last year in persons 12-34, adults 18-34 and 18-49 and total viewers.