Top Model Returns to the Runway on the Rise, Building on Fall Premiere in Key Demos

March 11, 2010 (Burbank, CA) -- The 14th cycle of America's Next Top Model got off to a fashionably solid start last night, out-performing its fall premiere by on 6% in adults 18-34 (1.8/6), 7% in adults 18-49 (1.6/5), 5% in women 18-49 (2.3/7), 13% in total viewers (3.7mil) and 32% in female teens (2.5/9), according to Live Plus Same Day Nielsen ratings for Wednesday, March 10, 2010. AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL was on-par with its fall premiere among women 18-34 (2.7/9). The first hour of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL won the 8:00-9:00p. m. time period, beating all competition among adults 18-34 (1.9/7), women 18-34 (2.8/9), persons 12-34 (1.7/6), females 12-34 (2.7/9), teens (1.4/5) and female teens (2.5/10). In head-to-head competition for the full 90 minute premiere, TOP MODEL ranked second from 8:00-9:30p.m. last night among women 18-34 (2.7/9) and women 12-34 (2.7/9). TOP MODEL delivered The CW's best female teens performance in the Wednesday 8:00-9:00p.m. time period hour since 4/28/09.

TV Tonight: What's On Wednesday 3/10

We have a fantastically full TV night ahead! Scrubs returns with its probable last few episodes ever on a new night and time, America's Next Top Model and High Society premiere, Ugly Betty returns, and Psych has its finale! Check out all that's new tonight: 8/7c America's Next Top Model on The CW - Season Premiere! Scrubs on ABC - Hiatus Return, All New Day & Time! Mercy on NBC Human Target on Fox The New Adventures of Old Christine on CBS 8:30/7:30c The Middle on ABC Gary Unmarried on CBS 9/8c Modern Family on ABC American Idol on Fox Criminal Minds on CBS Law & Order: Special Victims Unit on NBC The Real Housewives of Orange County on Bravo 9:30/8:30c High Society on The CW - Series Premiere! Cougar Town on ABC 10/9c Ugly Betty on ABC - Hiatus Return! CSI: NY on CBS Psych on USA Network - Season Finale! Real World: D.C. on MTV Shear Genius on Bravo 11/10c The Daily Show on Comedy Central 11:30/10:30c The Colbert Report on Comedy Central What will you be watching?

'America's Next Top Model' Sneak Peeks: What's Worse Than Falling Off the Runway?

The answer, of course, is: "Falling off the runway... twice!" Unfortunately, for one of Tyra's chosen 13 America's Next Top Model finalists, that is exactly what happens in her very first week of competition. Ouch! Check out the model's misfortune below, plus another clip of a strange land called "Glamazonia," in these sneak peeks of the America's Next Top Model cycle 14 premiere, which airs this Wednesday, March 10, at 8 pm on the CW. To Read More Click Here .

'America's Next Top Model' Welcomes "Larger-than-life" Judge Andre Leon Talley

When one thinks of America's Next Top Model Cycle 14, we get flashes of new contestants, a new judge and New Zealand. But what Andre Leon Talley will not forget is the abundance of grass and drama. On an interview with E! Online, the newest personality to join Tyra at the judges' table has revealed a number of teasers for the upcoming season of the CW show. There's a lot to live up to as he takes over for Miss J, and he may just be the one fully capable of filling the void. "The girls love Andre," Tyra Banks told the publication. "He is a larger-than-life personality." Aside from that, the new judge also got a sweet, fatherly side to him. "In the first episode, one of the girls breaks down crying and André was actually the softest with her and, from behind a desk, figuratively hugged her and supported her when she was feeling extremely insecure," the America's Next Top Model host explained. When it comes to the competition though, Andre Leon Talley takes things seriously. "I can be nice and harsh," he declared. "Hard is not the word I would use. Harsh, nice, but not the hardest, no." That didn't stop him from getting involved in a huge battle among the girls though. Talley also butted heads with one of his fellow judges, even making them cry. America's Next Top Model photographer Nigel Barker wouldn't spill the beans, but dished a couple details about it. "Having André up there is kind of giving us more of that spunk to the show, because we're not up there as judges to get along," he said. "We're up there as judges, as experts in our own right and, I gotta say, there are a few head-to-head judging battles almost, where the judges get at it...And there were tears this season!" Nigel even told E! Online that Cycle 14 had gotten really enjoyable with Andre Leon Talley around. It isn't just the fact that he's bringing something new to Top Model, it's because he really is something fierce. Everyone knows how much Tyra wants that in her show. Source Here

AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 14 Season Premiere Photos

Check out the photos of the season premiere episode of AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 14 which will air on March 10 at 8pm on the CW. Episode Synopsis: AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 14 "Be My Friend, Tyra!" - In the special 90-minute cycle 14 debut, 33 semi-finalists compete for a chance to be Tyra's friend but only 13 will make it into the Top Model loft in New York City. The lucky finalists are shocked when special guest Perez Hilton reveals their first challenge is to undergo makeovers! One of the most influential members of the fashion world, Andre Leon Talley, joins the judges panel alongside Tyra Banks and Nigel Barker. Source & More Photos