Megan Mulally’s guest turn as a repressed lesbian championing “family values” scored in the ratings (if not with Julia Louis Dreyfus’ character) on The New Adventures of Old Christine–the show was up 800,000 viewers from its last airing to 8.3 million. Its lead-out, Gary Unmarried, stayed solid at 8 million, Criminal Minds slayed 14.7 million, and CSI: NY nabbed another 12.9 million. Which is all a long way of saying CBS ruled another Wednesday night.
ABC’s outgoing Pushing Daisies (5 million) and Dirty Sexy Money (5.2 million), on the other hand, earned their cancellations, while NBC’s still-kicking Life (5.5 million) continued to struggle. Fox’s modest surprise hit Secret Millionaire (7.2 million) impressively held onto most of its premiere audience from last week. And The CW’s Stylista (1.3 million)? Not so en vogue.