Audiences are finding Fox's controversial reality series Temptation Island
tough to resist. The show attracted 17.6 million viewers in its second outing Wednesday night up 10 percent from its strong premiere last week and enough to beat a repeat episode of NBC's The West Wing
's strong performance comes as Fox agreed to stop promoting the show during such family-friendly fare as Malcolm in the Middle
and The Simpsons
. Meanwhile, ABC's The Mole
which premiered last Tuesday to so-so ratings saw its viewership dip 16 percent in week No. 2. According to Nielsen, the show drew 11.54 million viewers, placing third in its timeslot.