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Criss Angel Pulls Halloween Trick

TVWeek's James Hibberd: Rated

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Viewing levels dropped last night due to Halloween, resulting in blameless series lows for many shows.

ABC and CBS tied for first place, with ABC running "Pushing Daisies" (2.6), "Private Practice" (3.8) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (2.9). CBS had "Kid Nation" (2.0), "Criminal Minds" (3.5) and "CSI: NY" (3.6).

NBC was third with a two-hour live edition of "Phenomenon" (2.3) and "Life" (1.9).

Fox and The CW had repeats.

On "Phenomenon," judge Criss Angel unexpectedly called out both a contestant and his fellow judge Uri Geller as psychic frauds. After witnessing a series of performers demonstrating their ability to divine numbers, cards, words and objects hidden from view, Angel seemed to lose his patience after contestant Jim Callahan performed an odd ritual where he claimed to commune with the dead. Angel whipped out an envelope and offered either Callahan or Geller $1 million if they could tell him what was inside. A scuffle ensued; here's the clip.
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