One of my Nielsen moles just e-mailed me that direct quote after looking at the preliminary ratings data for last night's premiere of Pushing Daisies. The show easily won its timeslot with a 9.2/14 rating/share in the metered markets, which is huge. Bionic Woman and Private Practice, meanwhile, were down double-digits from their week-ago premieres, but still did solid business.

Check Mitovich's blog for the official overnights. In the meantime, join me in celebrating Daisies' triumph. This is great news!