TV Ratings: Wednesday (April 16, 2008)
Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate helps ABC perk up on Wednesday night; a CBS procedural is once again the 2nd most watched show of the evening; and FOX's comedy combo does a little better than CBS' painful to watch "Big Brother."
Powered by the debate, ABC's mishandled romantic drama "Men in Trees" gained 600,000 viewers; "Criminal Minds" proved to be solid counter-programming to "American Idol;" and the poor CW can't break the 4 million mark with the fading "Top Model."
8:00pm Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate (10.70 million)
10:00pm Men in Trees (6.11 million)
8:00pm Big Brother 9 (6.14 million)
9:00pm Criminal Minds (12.85 million)
10:00pm CSI: NY (13.35 million)
8:00pm Deal or No Deal (9.67 million)
9:00pm Law & Order: CI (R) (4.37 million)
10:00pm Law & Order (R) (6.20 million)
8:00pm 'Til Death (5.85 million)
8:30pm Back to You (7.00 million)
9:00pm American Idol (22.74 million)
8:00pm America's Next Top Model (3.74 million)
9:00pm Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (1.71 million)