Ratings (Wednesday, 2/28/08)
"Men in Trees" returns to ABC, but not many people notice. "Big Brother 9" continues its low-rated winter run on CBS, and CW still has a good reason to be worried about its future.
Alaska-based romantic drama "Men in Trees" was back on ABC replacing the disappointing "Cashmere Mafia." Unfortunately, its ratings were below even "Mafia's" lackluster 7-week average.
"Big Brother 9" is still the weakest link in CBS' schedule, while CW's golden goose "America's Next Top Model" has lost quite a bit of its sparkle, scoring fewer than 4 million viewers. One year ago, the show's ratings were over 40% higher.
The CW appears to be in trouble. The struggling network, whose ratings are very disappointing in general, has witnessed two of its biggest hits (including "Smallville") stumble in recent weeks.
Plus, the wrestling show which was keeping the network lit on Friday nights, is moving to MyNetworkTV next season. Has Dawn Ostroff already regretted pissing off "Everwood" fans two years ago?
8:00pm Wife Swap (5.63 million)
9:00pm Supernanny (8.36 million)
10:00pm Men in Trees (5.66 million)
8:00pm Big Brother 9 (5.56 million)
9:00pm Criminal Minds (R) (8.37 million)
10:00pm CSI: NY (R) (7.96 million)
8:00pm Deal or No Deal (9.39 million)
9:00pm Law & Order: CI (R) (8.34 million)
10:00pm Law & Order (11.45 million)
8:00pm American Idol (27.36 million)
9:30pm Back to You (12.30 million)
8:00pm America's Next Top Model (3.86 million)
9:00pm Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (2.02 million)