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Ratings: CBS dominates while 'Mental' and 'Hitched or Ditched' debut

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Without American Idol, Fox must once again relinquish the Tuesday night crown to CBS, which easily dominated the evening even in repeats. The premiere of Fox’s scripted summer series Mental found 5.8 million viewers to finish third in the 9 p.m. hour (behind The Mentalist, TV’s No. 1 new show, and NBC’s two-hour special on TV’s funniest catchphrases). The series debut of The CW’s Hitched or Ditched, the latest reality offering from Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, held on to roughly two-thirds of the audience that tuned in for the finale of canceled Reaper.





























Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8 p.m. NCIS (CBS)
TV’s 50 Funniest Phrases (NBC)
House (Fox)
According to Jim (ABC)
Reaper (The CW)
12.2 (repeat)
4.2 (repeat)
8:30 p.m. According to Jim (ABC) 3.6
9 p.m. The Mentalist (CBS)
Mental (Fox)
Diamonds (ABC)
Hitched or Ditched (The CW)
12.3 (repeat)
10 p.m. Without a Trace (CBS)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
9.6 (repeat)
6.4 (repeat)