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
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.