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Ratings: Barbara Walters' 'Patrick Swayze: The Truth' sets ABC free


ABC’s Barbara Walters Special Patrick Swayze: The Truth was Wednesday night’s most-watched show in a night peppered generously with reruns. (Check out Ken Tucker’s recap and watch a clip of Swayze and Walters over at EW.com’s Watching TV blog.) Still, CBS drew in the most total viewers for the evening, combining its two-hour telecast of the People’s Choice Awards with strong performances from repeats of its two half-hour sitcoms, The New Adventures of Old Christine and Gary Unmarried. The CW’s new reality series Fear Is Real (whose opening credits feature both a stuffed rabbit that’s supposed to look menacing and a contestant named “Melyssa,” and that’s as far as I got) debuted with 2.4 million viewers. The network’s most recent new series, Stylista, debuted at 2.5 million.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. Old Christine (CBS)
Bones (Fox)
Knight Rider (NBC)
Scrubs (ABC)
Fear is Real (The CW)
8.2 (repeat)
6.6 (repeat)
4.5 (repeat)
8:30 Gary Unmarried (CBS)
Scrubs (ABC)
7.4 (repeat)
4.4 (repeat)
9:00 People’s Choice Awards (CBS)
Special Edition 20/20 (ABC)
Law & Order: SVU
7.4 (repeat)
6.5 (repeat)
1.9 (repeat)
10:00 Barbara Walters Special (ABC)
Law & Order (NBC)

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