LA Ink by Chris Cuffara/TLC LA Ink by Chris Cuffara/TLC

" For starters, Tuesday's premiere of L.A. Ink averaged 2.9 million viewers, making it TLC's most-watched series debut since January 2003's What Not to Wear.

" Moving to Wednesday night, CBS' Power of 10 (7.8 million) suffered a bit of an outage, losing 15 percent of its premiere audience. Still, its numbers were markedly higher than what the Eye was getting this summer in the Wednesdays-at-8 slot.

" So You Think You Can Dance (7.6 mil), despite drawing nearer to the finale, dipped 600K. Last Comic Standing (5.9 mil) also dropped, to the tune of 900 thou.

" Don't Forget the Lyrics! (8.8 mil) earned that exclamation point, adding a mil week-to-week.

" ABC's Knights of Prosperity double-header averaged 2.2 mil, or less than half of what the Alphabet was drawing with Jim repeats/ American Inventor. The Nine (1.9 mil) dropped 1.3 mil from its previous week's return audience.