CBS 'Power'-less against Fox in 18-49 demo


NEW YORK -- CBS' new game show "The Power of 10" faltered in its second outing while Fox won in the adults 18-49 demographic in Wednesday's primetime.

Fox won each hour in the demo between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m., first with "So You Think You Can Dance" (7.6 million, 2.8 rating/10 share in adults 18-49) and then at 9 p.m. with "Don't Forget the Lyrics" (8.8 million, 3.2/10). The preliminary estimates were released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research.

Meanwhile, "Power" (7.8 million, 2.0/7) won in viewership at 8 p.m. but was down from Tuesday night's premiere (9.2 million, 2.7/9). It tied in the demo with a repeat of NBC's "Outrageous Moments" (6 million, 2.0/7). CBS had better luck at 9 p.m. with a repeat "Criminal Minds" (8.9 million, 2.1/6), though NBC's "Last Comic Standing" (5.9 million, 2.5/8) came in second in the demo against "Lyrics."

CBS won viewership at 10 p.m. with a repeat "CSI: NY" (8.5 million, 2.4/7) and tied in adults 18-49 with NBC's "Dateline" (6.6 million, 2.4/7).

Beyond two repeats of "According to Jim," ABC's schedule was top-heavy with original episodes of canceled shows like "The Knights of Prosperity" (2.3 million, 0.7/2 at 8:30 p.m. and 2.1 million, 0.8/2 at 9:30 p.m.) and "The Nine" (1.9 million, 0.7/2).

Wednesday averages: CBS (8.4 million, 2.2/7); Fox (8.2 million, 3.0/10); NBC (6.2 million, 2.3/7); ABC (2.4 million, 0.8/3); and the CW (1.5 million, 0.6/2).