CW Wins With ANTM

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ANTM‘s new cycle premiered last night on the CW–the network with the ugliest graphics in the history of television. But the viewers must not care as the CW won the night as Media Week reports:

The still must see Top Model notched a solid 4.6/ 7 in the overnights, 5.32 million viewers and a 2.6/ 7 among adults 18-49 from 8-10 p.m. Comparably, Top Model soared to its highest rated premiere ever in total viewers and (including ties) adults 18-34, adults 18-49, women 18-34 and women 18-49. And it lifted the CW to a first-place finish for the evening among adults 18-34 and women 18-34.

And this with really annoying content wraps and shoddily produced pod busters (can’t the CW afford a decent light kit?) with a very stiff Perez Hilton. And KTLA joined in the fun with a “dark side of modeling” faux-news story.

And accordingly, a curious viewer wrote FBLA:

Why don’t the striking writers just announce who wins?

Answer: because Ken Mok and Tyra would come after them with the fury of a thousand suns and because they all signed confidentiality agreements that could put them on the hook for 5 million dollars. And since the WGA doesn’t have that kind of cash, the striking writers are ham-strung. Of course, there are those spoiler tags.