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Ratings: 'CSI' beats baseball, wins the week

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The ratings for the week of Oct. 20-26 are in and – surprise, surprise – CBS’s CSI is the No. 1 show on television yet again, with 19.5 million viewers. Even America’s game couldn’t top the crime procedural (with new cast member Lauren Lee Smith, pictured): Fox’s four World Series broadcasts could only manage a high of 15.5 million viewers (Sunday’s game 4) and a low of 9.8 million viewers (Saturday’s game 3). Yep, Saturday nights are so dead, viewers aren’t even watching sports!

The rest of the Top 20, which you can view after the jump, was pretty predictable, filled out by ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, Grey’s Anatomy, and Desperate Housewives; a slew of CBS procedurals; Fox’s House; and, of course, nothing on NBC or The CW.

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1. CSI | CBS |19.5 million
2. Dancing with the Stars |ABC | 18.5 million
3. NCIS |CBS | 17.2 million
4. Dancing with the Stars | ABC |16.4 million
5. Desperate Housewives |ABC | 16.0 million
6. World Series: Game 4 |Fox |15.5 million
7. The Mentalist |CBS |15.3 million
8. Criminal Minds |CBS |15.0 million
9. Two and a Half Men |CBS |14.6 million
    World Series: Game 1 | Fox |14.6 million
11. Grey’s Anatomy | ABC |14.5 million
12. CSI: NY | CBS |14.4 million
13. CSI: Miami | CBS | 13.5 million
14. Survivor: Gabon | CBS | 13.3 million
15. House | Fox | 13.1 million
16. 60 Minutes | CBS | 12.8 million
      World Series: Game 2 | Fox | 12.8 million
18. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition | ABC | 12.3 million
19. Cold Case | CBS | 12.0 million
20. Eleventh Hour | CBS | 11.9 million

Of note out of the Top 20 was CBS’s new Friday night relationship dramedy CBS’s The Ex List, which attracted a meager 5.3 million viewers and registered as a series low. CBS promptly pulled the plug on the series. The CW’s Stylista
premiered to low numbers (2.3 million), which is unsurprising
considering the fact that it airs on the generally low-rated CW. Still,
it’s never a good thing when a show can only hold 53 percent of it’s
lead-in – in this case, the CW’s top show, America’s Next Top Model.

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1. CSI | CBS |19.5 million
2. Dancing with the Stars |ABC | 18.5 million
3. NCIS |CBS | 17.2 million
4. Dancing with the Stars | ABC |16.4 million
5. Desperate Housewives |ABC | 16.0 million
6. World Series: Game 4 |Fox |15.5 million
7. The Mentalist |CBS |15.3 million
8. Criminal Minds |CBS |15.0 million
9. Two and a Half Men |CBS |14.6 million
    World Series: Game 1 | Fox |14.6 million
11. Grey’s Anatomy | ABC |14.5 million
12. CSI: NY | CBS |14.4 million
13. CSI: Miami | CBS | 13.5 million
14. Survivor: Gabon | CBS | 13.3 million
15. House | Fox | 13.1 million
16. 60 Minutes | CBS | 12.8 million
      World Series: Game 2 | Fox | 12.8 million
18. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition | ABC | 12.3 million
19. Cold Case | CBS | 12.0 million
20. Eleventh Hour | CBS | 11.9 million

Of note out of the Top 20 was CBS’s new Friday night relationship dramedy CBS’s The Ex List, which attracted a meager 5.3 million viewers and registered as a series low. CBS promptly pulled the plug on the series. The CW’s Stylistapremiered to low numbers (2.3 million), which is unsurprisingconsidering the fact that it airs on the generally low-rated CW. Still,it’s never a good thing when a show can only hold 53 percent of it’slead-in – in this case, the CW’s top show, America’s Next Top Model.

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