As Fox's Wednesday-night coverage of the Sugar Bowl (averaging 14 million total viewers) scored a No. 1 ranking in each prime-time hour...
- King of Queens/a Two and a Half Men repeat (8.5 mil) placed No. 2 at 8, followed by According to Jim's season opener (7.28 mil) and Friday Night Lights (which, with 6.28 mil, enjoyed its best numbers since that special Monday, Oct. 20, outing, and its third-largest audience ever). Never underestimate the power of umpteen marathons!
- Beauty and the Geek's two-hour return averaged 4.9 million viewers, just 400K fewer than time-slot predecessor Top Model's season premiere.
- The debuts of ABC's Knights of Prosperity (7.18 million) and In Case of Emergency (6.29 mil) placed fourth in the 9 pm hour, but (obviously) trumped poor li'l Day Break's final numbers.
- At 10, trailing a CSI: NY repeat (10.41 mil), Medium (9.33 mil) was down 600,000 from its previous fresh, season-high outing.