August 03, 2013 11:04am PT by Michael O'Connell
TV Ratings: 'America's Next Top Model' Returns With Two-Year Highs
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.