‘Betty’ stays sharp for ABC ‘Degrees’ dropping as ‘ER’ starts strong

'Betty' stays sharp for ABC 'Degrees' dropping as 'ER' starts strong 1The Alphabet’s second episode of ‘Ugly Betty’ dropped only 10% of its premiere-week rating in adults 18-49.

Peacock veteran ‘ER’ soundly defeated new dramas ‘Shark’ on CBS and ‘Six Degrees’ on ABC Thursday.

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“Ugly Betty” continues to gussy up ABC’s Thursday night, retaining most of its impressive premiere ratings in its second try.

News isn’t as good for the Alphabet’s 10 o’clock newbie “Six Degrees,” which is losing massive chunks of its “Grey’s Anatomy” lead-in. Still, ABC stood as the top young-adult draw on the key night for the third time in as many weeks this season while CBS ruled in total viewers.
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