Ratings: Dancing Sure Beats Boogie-ing
Tuesday's two-hour premiere of
Dancing with the Stars
' third season was watched by an average of 20 million people, a 19 percent bump from the Season 2 bow and the series' third best ratings
. As such,
handily bested the 8 o'clock hour's
(watched by 15 million, a 19 percent dip from last week's premiere) and the
Big Brother 7: All-Stars
finale (8.4 mil), then went on to trump Fox's
(9.3 mil) and CBS'
"Rock Star: Your Name Here"
(7.1 mil) at 9. ABC's
Men in Trees
, previewing on a special night, was the 10 pm champ (over
reruns) with a better-than-
tally of 12.4 million.
On Wednesday at 8 pm,
's audience "Tuckered out" a bit, dipping to 16.1 million, but still bested
(8.45 mil) as well as
Dateline: To Catch a Predator
(each of which drew 7.1 mil). At 9
proper was the winner with 10.7 million viewers, while
came in third ? behind a
repeat ? with 7.5 mil, a significant drop from its previous week. Where's the love, SpyDaddy fans?!