Wednesday's ratings in review:
The CBS sitcombo of Old Christine (8.25 million total viewers, up 650K) and Gary Unmarried (8.03 million, up 310K) claimed the top spot this Wednesday, with the former setting a new season high. Placing second (and, shoot me, winning the demos) was Fox's Secret Millionaire (7.19 mil), which dipped 190 thou from its debut. In fourth behind some NBC holiday thing, Pushing Daisies (4.96 mil) pushed up a teeny tiny bit.
Criminal Minds led the hour and was the night's most watched program, with an audience of 14.7 mil (up 700K from its last fresh ep). Private Practice (6.86 mil) dropped 12 percent from last week's bloated numbers, but still was on the high side. Life (5.46 mil) was up 140K from its last "regular" outing.
Stylista ... aired.
CSI: NY grew nine percent from its previous new episode to deliver 13.25 million viewers. Law & Order (7.47) slipped from last week's competition-free season high, but still improved on its typical audience by some 19 percent. Dirty Sexy Money (5.22 mil) dipped 480 thou — but hurrah for Blair Underwood and his Globe nod!).
Tuesday ratings addendum: TNT's Leverage scored 3.1 million viewers in its regular time slot premiere.