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.
 

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.

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