ADDENDUM: Veronica Mars
drew 3.3 mil in each of its last two season premieres, since many were asking.
On this first "real" Tuesday of the new ratings season, as
Dancing with the Stars
' all-male revue averaged 18.34 million total viewers over its 90-minute run:
8 pm/ET NCIS
' shinier, happier backstage mood paid off on-screen, as it (13.65 mil) outperformed last year's premiere by 530 thou.
(8.25 mil) was down 16 percent versus its own previous opener. With three mil,
Beauty and the Geek
kissed off about 340K week-to-week.
9 pm House
's season premiere fared a hair better than last year's, with 18.13 mil. (What's more, it did better in key demos than the older-skewing
and was Fox's highest-rated drama premiere in nearly seven years.)
(10.73 mil) recruited 1.4 mil fewer than last fall. The arrival of the CW's
(3.22 mil) improved upon its
10 pm SVU
topped the hour with 12.1 mil, albeit a 16 percent premiere-to-premiere plunge.
got some sugar from 11.1 mil and was CBS' most-watched series premiere in the slot since
, 1999. In third and with a 9:30 head start,
drew 10.3 mil (a 1.3 mil dip from its '06 opener). Here's a
question: Does that show have the wackiest, most conspicuous (and borderline nauseating) camerawork or
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