Primetime Ratings: ABC Wins Night; NBC's Bionic Woman Is Top-Rated Show

ABC Also Helped by Dancing with the Stars Results Show, Private Practice

ABC just edged NBC for primetime bragging rights in the Nielsen Media Research overnight ratings Wednesday night, winning the 18-49 demo with a 4.2 rating/11 share on the strength of a Dancing with the Stars results show (4/12), which won the 8 p.m.-9 p.m. time period, and a strong second place from Grey's Anatomy spinoff Private Practice.

But NBC had the top-rated show with the premiere of its much-touted Bionic Woman remake (5.5/14). The Peacock came within a feather of winning the night, averaging a 4.1/11 in the demo. It got a strong performance from the debut of cop drama Life, which won its 10 p.m.-11 p.m. time period with a 4.1/11, helped by the big audience delivered by Bionic Woman from 9 p.m.-10 p.m.

CBS was third at a 3.3/9, led by CSI: NY at 10 (3.7/10), followed by Fox with a 2.5/7. Fox's top-rated show was Back to You at a 2.8/9.

The CW got a strong showing out of America's Next Top Model at a 2.4/7 from 8 p.m.-9 p.m.