Private Practice Ratings Hold Relatively Strong

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Private Practice Ratings Hold Relatively Strong
Call it a Bionic breakdown? NBC's Bionic Woman might need a tune-up after losing one-fifth of its premiere-week audience.

The retro-fitted remake averaged 11.1 million viewers (26th place), per the latest Nielsen rankings.

That was a better showing than all but two new fall series, but it was a far worse showing than the nearly 14 million viewers Bionic Woman had for its debut.

Among the networks' prized 18- to 49-year-old viewers, it didn't have any better luck. Bionic Woman fell from 8th to 19th, placing below such trendsetters as ABC's Brothers & Sisters and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Private Practice (17th place, 12.4 million), Bionic Woman's Wednesday night rival, slipped, too, but not nearly as badly or as far as the NBC show.

The Grey's Anatomy spinoff lost 2 million viewers, but just two places in the 18-49 rankings, down to 11th place, from the Private Practice premiere.

NBC and ABC's losses were CBS' gain, which saw Criminal Minds (10th place, 14.6 million) add nearly 2 million viewers who had trouble remembering when their favorite show was back with new episodes.

The CBS series evidently had its own trouble remembering to tell youngsters to watch — the show continued to run third in the 9 p.m. Wednesday hour, behind both Private Practice and Bionic Woman.

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Private Practice Quotes

Charlotte: My mom always says God doesn't give with both hands. You're young, beautiful, brilliant. There has to be something you can't have.
Amelia: Some days I'd give that all up.
Charlotte: That's just the craving talking. The longer you go without a drink...
Amelia: I drank at your wedding. I thought it was ginger ale. I spit it out.
Charlotte: OK, since then?
Amelia: Nothing, but I can't stop thinking about it.
Charlotte: It was an accident. Don't let a slip turn into a fall. Get your butt to a meeting.

You ever been violated? Anybody rape you lately? Let me tell you what its like. You know those made for TV movies where some woman's crouched down naked in a shower holding her knees and sobbing because when she closes her eyes she can still feel the guys hands on her? How when they show the attack the woman's eyes go all blank and still and she goes to some other place in her mind just to deal with the horror of what's happening to her while some Lillith Fair song plays. It is nothing like that. He's sturdy and sweaty and he licks your face and wipes himself off in your hair and when you try to scream he punches you so hard you see God. And then he goes at you again reaping stuff you didn't even know you had because he enjoyed it so much the first time. I know you're trying to help but if helping me means that everyone is gonna be looking at me the way you're looking at me now please do not help me.

Charlotte

Private Practice Music

  Song Artist
Song Lost The Mary Onettes
Down in the valley Down In The Valley The Broken West iTunes
Song Message From Yuz The Switches