Ratings: GCB Has a Modest Debut
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GCB got off to an OK start for ABC.
The series opened to 7.6 million viewers and a 2.2 rating in the adults 18-to-49 demo — a marked improvement over predecessor Pan Am's final outing (3.77 million, 1.2), but well below the jet-setting show's series premiere (11 million, 3.1).
Still, GCB's was the second-highest rated show in the 10 o'clock hour, helping ABC secure the win in the demo. Once Upon a Time (10.6 million, 3.4) and Desperate Housewives (8.2 million, 2.5) were both up from their previous new episodes two weeks ago.
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After getting pummeled by the Oscars last week, The Amazing Race (10.4 million, 2.8) and Celebrity Apprentice (6.6 million, 2.3) rebounded, both rising nearly 30 percent. On the other hand, Race's lead-outs, The Good Wife (9.7 million, 1.8) and CSI: Miami (10 million, 2.0), were both down from two weeks ago, but they helped CBS win the night in viewership.
CBS: The Amazing Race 10.4 million viewers (2.8 demo rating)
ABC: Once Upon a Time 10.6 million (3.4)
Fox: The Simpsons 5.17 million (2.5); Napoleon Dynamite 4 million (2.0)
NBC: Celebrity Apprentice (R) 3.77 million (1.1)
CBS: The Good Wife 9.7 million (1.8)
ABC: Desperate Housewives 8.2 million (2.5)
Fox: Family Guy 5.34 million (2.8); American Dad! 4.26 million (2.1)
NBC: Celebrity Apprentice 6.6 million (2.3) [9-11 p.m.]
CBS: CSI: Miami 10 million (2.0)
ABC: GCB 7.6 million (2.2)