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Primetime Ratings: ‘Live To Dance' Crashes In Second Night

‘People's Choice Awards' down; all ABC comedies up to tie night
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In its regular timeslot,
the second episode of CBS' reality competition show Live To Dance plummeted 25% from its premiere to a 1.8 rating with
adults 18-49, according to Nielsen overnight numbers.

ABC and NBC tied for first Wednesday
night with a 2.7 rating/8 share apiece.

All of ABC's comedies returned
strong, up double-digits vs. their last originals. The Middle grew 17% to a 2.8, Better
With You
was up 14% to a 2.5, Modern
Family
climbed 14% to a 4.8 and Cougar
Town
increased 12% to a 2.9. The ABC News special Extreme Weight Loss: Celebrities Tell All, fared less well,
registering a 1.6 in the 18-49 demo.

On NBC, Minute To Win It fell 5% to a 2.1 and a two-hour
episode of Law & Order: SVU grew
16% to 2.9.

CBS placed third for the
night with a 2.4/7 for the lackluster Live
To Dance
and The 37th Annual
People's Choice Awards
, which sank 21% from last year to its second-lowest
rating ever.

Fox was fourth, and while double
episodes of Human Target were up 21%,
they still garnered a mere 1.7 rating.

The CW aired repeats.

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