The first Wednesday of the new season was interrupted at 9 00 p.m. by an address by President Bush on the current economic crisis, affecting the night's ratings. ABC's Dancing With The Stars was the top-rated show of the night as it scored a 10.3 rating and a 17 share. But the network lost half its audience during a two-hour special, David Blaine Dive or Death , which definitely wound up as a dive, averaging a 5.0/8 and falling to a 4.2/7 in its final half hour. CBS won the night with solid ratings for all of its programs, producing ratings that were 14 percent higher than those for the comparable Wednesday night a year ago, which it also won.

25/09/2008