<i>Pushings Daisies</i> Pushings Daisies

This Wednesday, as Fox's World Series Finale coverage averaged nearly 20 million total viewers....

8 pm/ET
Across CBS, Fox and NBC, a total of 26.4 million people tuned in for White House hopeful Barack Obama's paid program. Opposite that, fence-sitter Pushing Daisies (6.64 mil) seized the chance to gain 17 percent, while Top Model (3.93 mil) slipped 10 percent. At 8:30, Old Christine delivered 7.64 mil, down 360K.

9 pm
Criminal Minds placed second (behind baseball) with 13.8 million viewers, down 918 thou week-to-week. Trailing Deal or No Deal, Private Practice came in at No. 4, with 7.73 mil. The CW's Stylista (1.87 mil) said "sew" long to 24 percent of its premiere audience.

10 pm
CSI: NY this week claimed the top spot with 13.6 million. It was followed by Dirty Sexy Money (6.08 mil, inching up four percent) and NBC's Fridays-bound Lipstick Jungle (4.9 mil, surging 17 percent).