Crime paid for both CBS and NBC last week, with additional episodes of dramas "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" carrying the nets to primetime ratings victories.
Something's got to give on Wednesdays this fall, but the viewer isn't likely to be a beneficiary.
Things are heating up for the summer's elimination-style reality shows, as both CBS' "Big Brother 3" and Fox's "American Idol" shot up to new ratings heights Wednesday.
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The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner1Weekend:$32.5M
A Walk Among the Tombstones
A Walk Among the Tombstones2Weekend:$13.1M
This Is Where I Leave You
This Is Where I Leave You3Weekend:$11.9M
Three weeks from its finale, Fox's summer hit "American Idol" drew its largest aud yet Tuesday, boosted by a surge in teen viewership.
Newsmags made a comeback last week, but it was alternative series like Fox's hot "American Idol" that ruled primetime among young adults.
If there's one simple rule that ABC should follow, it's this: Thou must make viewers laugh on Tuesday night.
"American Idol" hit new ratings highs for Fox, but NBC's batch of reality series put it in the winner's circle last week.
Critics may have trashed it, but auds turned out in strong numbers Thursday for a special preview episode of NBC's "The Rerun Show," which built on its "Will & Grace" lead-in.
Forget who's on top: The primetime prizefight this fall promises to be the race for No. 2. Barring the unexpected collapse of a tentpole skein, NBC -- the most stable of the nets, with only 3-1/2…
Fox's "American Idol" hit its highest note yet Tuesday, topping the 12 million viewer mark and delivering the best demo rating for any series this summer.