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Wednesday's ratings recap:

8 pm/ET
Bones handily topped the hour (and demos, with 9.82 million total viewers (up 220K week-to-week). Knight Rider (somehow) got a bit more gas - adding 260 thou to its debut numbers - to place second with 7.56 million.

CBS' combo of Christine (6.86 million) and Gary (6.98 million) placed third, each gaining about 150 thou. Pushing Daisies returned to an audience of 6.3 million, down 11 percent from its last episode (12/12/07). Top Model held steady with 4 million.

9 pm
Criminal Minds came out on top with 14.5 million, dipping 600K, followed by the America's Got Talent finale (12.55 million). ( Deal or No Deal steps in for NBC next week.) Private Practice's Season 2 launch drew just 8 million, down 22 percent from its Season 1 sign-off. A pair of 'Til Deaths averaged 4.26 million.

10 pm
CSI: NY was this Wednesday's most-watched program, with 14.67 million viewers. The Season 2 bow of Dirty Sexy Money placed second with 7.15 million, up a hair from its last episode (12/5/07). Lipstick Jungle dropped 13 percent week-to-week, hitting 5.3 million.