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Ratings: Betty White's Rockers Boosts NBC; One Tree Hill Ends on High Note - Today's News: Our Take

Date April 05, 2012

Betty White and Reatha Grey

Yep, Betty White's still got it.

The erstwhile Golden Girl's prank show Betty White's Off Their Rockers debuted Wednesday to 7.2 million viewers and a 1.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic to give NBC its biggest audience in the slot since November and best rating since January. Rockers' sneak peek in January earned 12.2 million viewers and a 2.6.

A White lead-in couldn't help Best Friends Forever, which premiered to 3.9 million viewers and a 1.2, putting it on par with timeslot predecessor Are You There, Chelsea?'s performance. Bent quietly bowed out with its final two episodes averaging 2.2 million and a 0.8.

One Tree Hill finale: How many tissues did you need?

One Tree Hill's series finale snagged 1.4 million viewers and a 0.8, rising slightly from last week. The two-hour closer gave The CW its highest-rated Wednesday night in the women 18-to-34 demo since February 2011 and its best performance in the network's target adults 18-to-34 demo since September.

On the flip side, Happy Endings (3.7 million, 1.6) wrapped up its second season with a season low, dropping three-tenths from last week.

Fox won the night as usual with American Idol (16.7 million, 4.7), which was down 11 and 6 percent, respectively.

8 p.m.
CBS:
Survivor: One World 10.1 million viewers (2.7 demo rating)
ABC: The Middle (R) 3.75 million (1.0); Suburgatory  (R) 3.63 million (1.2)
Fox: American Idol 16.7 million (4.7) [8-10 p.m.]
NBC: Betty White's Off Their Rockers 7.2 million (1.8); Best Friends Forever 3.9 million (1.2)
CW: One Tree Hill 1.4 million (0.8) [8-10 p.m.]

9 p.m.
CBS:
Criminal Minds 11.2 million (3.0)
ABC: Modern Family (R) 4.9 million (1.8); Happy Endings 3.7 million (1.6)
NBC: Bent 2.4 million (0.9); Bent 2.03 million (0.7)

10 p.m.
CBS:
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11.9 million (2.9)
ABC: Missing (R) 3.55 million (1.0)
NBC: Rock Center with Brian Williams 3.0 million (0.8)

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