Tuned In: What’s Hot, Hotter And Definitely Not Happening In TV

What’s Hot: Wednesday Ratings

The last semifinal group of 12 to perform on “American Idol” lifted Fox to an easy ratings victory Wednesday night, although The CW saw a nice lift from the premiere of the latest cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.” CBS aired repeats and “Lost” held up fairly well for ABC. “Knight Rider” aired its series finale, which only grabbed 6 million viewers.

What’s Hotter: America’s Next Top Model

Say what you will about the circus the show may have become, but people still love their model drama, their Tyra and their catwalks. The two-hour Cycle 12 premiere of “America’s Next Top Model” pulled in almost 4 million viewers and was up 11 percent from the fall’s Cycle 11 debut. The CW even topped NBC last night in the coveted 18-49 demo, and Top Model lifted the network to the No. 2 spot in their targeted women 18-49 demo. Yes, people Tyra is still F-I-E-R-C-E!

What’s Definitely Not Happening: Knight Rider

The series finale of this ’80s remake pulled in just under 6 million viewers. The show died a fairly quiet death, even with a couple attempts at a “reboot” or “re-tooling”. Perhaps more people would have watched if The Hoff had played a more central role. Either way, this is just another failed example of reaching into the past for ideas instead of coming up with original series. And yes, “V” is being re-made as an ABC pilot soon.

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Thursday Sizzlers:

  • America’s Best Dance Crew: 10pm on MTV It’s the Season 3 finale – will it be Quest Crew will Beat Freaks become the first all-female team to win? Beat Freaks has been better through out the season, but they were a bit off last week, so it could be the Quest Crew boys bringing home the crown.
  • American Idol: 8pm ET on Fox What three contestants will round out Season 8’s Top 12? Tune in tonight and find out which lucky losers will get another shot in the competition thanks to the judges. And if I had to guess? I’d say Anoop, Megan look very strong, with the last spot totally up for grabs (but most likely going to a girl as there are already 6 guys in the Top 12.)
  • CSI: 9pm ET on CBS Country music superstar Taylor Swift guest stars as a teenager who ends up dead. What’s her story and why was she killed? Flashbacks fill in the sordid details.
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