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Number Crunching: This Week's TV Ratings

Number Crunching: This Week's TV Ratings


  • OZ-some. Tin Man became the most-watched program in Sci-Fi Channel history this week, and the premiere was its most-watched single broadcast ever. Each of the miniseries' three nights brought in more than 5 million viewers.
  • Holy tornado! The disaster that struck Wisteria Lane swept up a better-than-average 20.6 million Desperate Housewives viewers in its wake. It was the series' most-watched broadcast in a year.
  • Samantha Uh-Oh. Without its Dancing with the Stars lead-in, Samantha Who? took a tumble — all the way down to 7.5 million viewers. Its previous airing had gotten 12.6 million viewers.
  • Rudolph power! In a season when all Christmas specials have been doing well, CBS's broadcast of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer had a particularly good showing on Wednesday, with 15.2 million viewers.
  • Strange Life. Life should have gotten a boost by airing after the chapter finale of Heroes, but instead it stalled in its special Monday time slot with just 6.6 million viewers. The better news was that its regular Wednesday episode — the conclusion of a two-part story that started Monday — got a better 7.6 million viewers.

Photo courtesy of Sci Fi.

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