TV Ratings: Wednesday, January 7, 2009
"People's Choice Awards" and Barbara Walters interview with Patrick Swayze took top honors last night; "Knight Rider" continued to post lackluster ratings.
Most of the programming on Wednesday was in repeats. CW's new show "Fear is Real" got off to a very modest start, even by lax netlet standards. The 2-hour "People's Choice Awards" averaged about 9 million viewers.
The night's top show was the Barbara Walters interview with actor Patrick Swayze who opened up about his battle with cancer (12.57 million viewers, 3.1 among 18-49).
Although the CBS awards show generated the night's highest demo figures between 9-10pm (3.2), the entire 2-hour ceremony averaged 2.9, behind Barbara Walters' 3.1.
CBS New Adventures of Old Christine (Repeat) 8,22 million
FOX Bones (Repeat) 6,63 million
NBC Knight Rider 5,70 million
ABC Scrubs (Repeat) 4,50 million
CW NEW: Fear is Real 2,39 million
CBS Gary Unmarried (Repeat) 7,36 million
CBS People’s Choice Awards 10,21 million
ABC 20/20 7,99 million
NBC Law & Order: SVU (Repeat) 7,42 million
FOX Bones (Repeat) 6,52 million
CW 90210 (Repeat) 1,08 million
ABC Barbara Walters Special 12,57 million
NBC Law & Order 10,11 million
CBS People’s Choice Awards 8,42 million