Ghost Whisperer was the evening's most-watched program, delivering 9.3 million total viewers, a seven percent increase over its year-ago opener. 5th Grader (5.8 mil) was a distant second, followed by Wife Swap, Toughest Jobs and the CW's returning comedy combo of Everybody Hates Chris (2.09 mil) and The Game (1.91 mil).
This is where Moonlight fans will be tempted to say, "Told you so!" The Ex List topped the first half-hour with 7.2 mil (or 73 percent retention coming immediately out of GW), but then ceded the lead to Deal or No Deal during its back half, dropping to 6.49 mil. Moonlight, Les Moonves will scold me for reminding you, premiered a year ago to 8.63 mil and even mustered 7.56 mil in its May finale. That said, the luminous Ms. Reaser appears to have drawn slightly better demos.
Elsewhere, Fox's Lyrics (4.35 mil) edged out ABC's Supernanny (4.19 mil).
Numbers' numbers were down a mil from its previous premiere, but it still came out on top with 8.13 mil. 20/20 followed with 6.34 mil, while NBC's Life (5.44 mil) was down 24 percent from its Monday premiere (the first of two "special" Monday airings).