7:43am PT by James Hibberd
'Dollhouse,' 'Prison Break' sink
As NBA playoffs continue on cable, the second midseason episode of Fox's Prison Break (3 million, 1.0) dropped 23% from last week's debut. The weak Break didn't help the 10th episode of Dollhouse (3 million, 1.2), which returned this week to a new low (a nifty, if disheartening, Dollhouse season-track ratings chart below).
CBS won the night, but barely, with Ghost Whisperer down 16% from its last original and (9 million, 2.1) and Flashpoint (8.2 million, 1.6) and Numbers (8.8 million, 1.8) likewise lower than usual. ABC was competitive with Wife Swap (4 million, 1.3) and a two-hour 20/20 (6.5 million, 1.8). NBC was fourth with Howie Do It (3.3 million, 1.0) and Dateline (4.8 million, 1.3).