Mandi Bierly
December 10, 2009 AT 06:05 PM EST

CBS won the ratings race Wednesday. Criminal Minds was the night’s most-watched program, followed by CSI: NY, which topped Barbara Walters’ annual countdown of the year’s most fascinating people in the 10 p.m. hour. Up against Fox’s fall finale of Glee, ABC’s Modern Family drew its biggest audience and top Adults 18-49 number since September. Its Christmas episode tied Criminal Minds as Wednesday’s top-rated show in the 18-49 demo.

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8 p.m. Shrek the Halls (ABC)

The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)

Mercy (NBC)

So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)

Gossip Girl (The CW)

8.5 (repeat)

7.7

7.1

6.7

.9 (repeat)

8:30 p.m. The Middle (ABC)

Gary Unmarried (CBS)

7.7

7.2

9 p.m. Criminal Minds (CBS)

Modern Family (ABC)

Glee (Fox)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC)

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show (The CW)

14.3

9.7

8.1

8.0

1.7 (repeat)

9:30 p.m. Cougar Town (ABC) 6.9
10 p.m. CSI: NY (CBS)

Barbara Walters Presents The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2009 (ABC)

The Jay Leno Show (NBC)

13.0

10.5

4.5

Read more:

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So You Think You Can Dance recap

SYTYCD male dancer exit interview

SYTYCD female dancer exit interview

Modern Family recap

Cougar Town recap

Source: Nielsen Media

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