Tuesday night's Matt Lauer Reports interview with Sen. Larry Craig, which appeared so soft-hitting to critics that it raised the question whether Lauer landed the interview by promising to be affable and polite, drew some of the lowest ratings in NBC's history, placing fourth among overall viewers and sixth among adults 18-49. Meanwhile, post-season baseball continued to produce solid ratings for Fox. On Tuesday night, Game 4 of the American League Championship Series produced the top ratings of the night among adults 18-49 and put Fox in second place overall for the night with an average 7.7 rating and a 12 share. On Wednesday, CBS's Criminal Minds showed that there was plenty of life left in the series following The Departure of Mandy Patinkin. The drama produced the highest ratings of the night, a 9.8/16 representing 14.87 million viewers, in the 9:00 p.m. hour. Nevertheless, ABC's new Private Practice in the same hour continued to show strength, placing second in the hour among overall viewers, but first among adults 18-49.




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