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TV Ratings: 'America's Next Top Model' Returns With Two-Year Highs

The CW's latest cycle of the series, which introduces male competitors, gives the network its best Friday in nine months.

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"America's Top Model"

America's Next Top Model kicked off its 20th cycle on Friday night, and the two-hour premiere brought demo highs the series hasn't seen since September 2011.

The latest season, which adds male competitors in the mix, averaged a 0.6 rating with adults 18-49 and 1.6 million viewers.

The demo boost was enough to push the CW ahead of Fox repeats, while CBS (hampered by a Time Warner Cable carriage dispute) was also in encores.

ABC took the night with its lineup, however, airing original episodes of Would You Fall For That? (0.9 adults) and 20/20 (1.1 adults). The series were up by one and three-tenths of a point, respectively, giving the net a nightly average of a 1.1 rating with adults 18-49 and 3.9 million viewers.

A new Dateline (1.0 adults) was down a tenth of a point from last week on NBC.