Trailing Dancing with the Stars' results show (18.15 million) in the 8 pm hour was Jericho (staying pat with 10.9 mil), followed by the debut of 30 Rock (8.27 mil, which about tied Fox's nightly baseball coverage). Come 8:30, the premiere of Twenty Good Years, sampled by 7 mil, lost 18 percent of Rock's audience.

At 9, Lost (16.65 million) ruled the 18-49s but lost 1.85 mil total viewers versus its season opener. Criminal Minds was in second with 16.5 mil.

CSI: NY won the 10 o'clock hour, of course, with 17.7 million (a week-to-week surge of 2.1 mil), followed by ABC's The Nine (8.4 mil), which slipped almost 2 million in its second half hour - and 3.5 mil from its premiere. Subbing for Kidnapped, Dateline NBC (8.24) improved on the Saturday-bound drama's most recent ratings by 3 mil.