Wild cards Anoop, Jasmine, Megan, and as a bonus, Matt (The Lucky 13!) helped “Idol” pull in 21 million viewers, but “CSI” was just behind, with just under 21 million. “Survivor: Tocantins” pulled in its typical 12 million, while “Eleventh Hour” was up to 12.1 million with the help of the strong “CSI” lead-in.
What’s Hotter: CSI
Although many people miss William Petersen as Gil Grissom on the show, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that the series hasn’t missed a beat with the addition of Laurence Fishburne. Last night, “CSI” pulled in 21 million viewers, its biggest audience since Grissom’s farewell episode on January 15th. Sure having a hot guest star like Taylor Swift on didn’t hurt, but those other networks hoping “CSI” might cool off a bit with Petersen’s departure might just have to wait a few more seasons…if at all.
What’s Definitely Not Happening:
“Ugly Betty” lost almost 500,000 viewers from its last new outing and is about to go on hiatus while ABC experiments in the 8pm hour with a comedy block of “In the Motherhood” and “Samantha Who?” There have been rumors of a fourth season renewal coming soon from ABC, but so far no word as of yet. You have to wonder, if ratings continue to drop if we’ll seeing more of the Suarez clan come this fall.
You can watch last night’s episode right here on Fancast.