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

What’s Hot: Tuesday Ratings

Michael Jackson night on “American Idol” lifted Fox to an easy ratings win Tuesday night. Just over 25 million viewers watched the Top 13 try “PYT,” “Beat It,” and other classics from the Gloved One. CBS ran repeats but still finished a strong second due to “NCIS” (13 million) and freshman hit “The Mentalist” (14 million).

NBC had some success as well, as “The Biggest Loser” was up from last week, and “Law & Order: SVU” pulled in its best numbers of the season, with just over 11 million viewers.

What’s Hotter: Law & Order: SVU

Could Mariska Hargitay’s injury last week have led to the show’s big ratings bump this week? Hargitay was taken to the hospital last week for problems with a collapsed lung. The actress is should be back on set in a few weeks. Last night’s episode was the highest rated one of the season and a 17 percent bump from last week’s show.

What’s Definitely Not Happening: Reaper

This CW show had a cult following last year in its first year, and just returned last week for its sophomore season. The Devil might be in trouble though, as the show’s ratings dropped almost 10 percent from last week, pulling in just under 2.2 million viewers. And with the highly anticipated “Melrose Place” remake and “Gossip Girl” spinoff in development at the network, it’s unlikely “Reaper” will return in the fall unless it turns its numbers around and starts adding viewers.

Watch the season premiere of “Reaper” right here on Fancast.

Wednesday Sizzlers:

  • Lie To Me: 8pm ET on Fox This freshman hit changes timeslots, now airing before “American Idol” at 8pm ET. In tonight’s episode, Lightman and Foster investigate the disappearance of an 11-year-old girl.
  • America’s Next Top Model: 8pm ET on The CW Are you ready for lots of crying, angry looks and weaves? Yes, it’s makeover madness on “ANTM,” and tune in if you’re a fan of some serious drama.
  • South Park: 10pm on Comedy Central It’s the 13th season premiere for Cartman, Kenny, Stan, and Kyle. In tonight’s premiere, Kenny goes to a Jonas Brothers concert.
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