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Justice Prevails

ABC's debut of midseason procedural drama, In Justice, won its time period in the 18-49 demo in the Nielsen overnight Fast Affiliate ratings Sunday night.

The drama, about a team of selfless attorneys/investigators who try and free the wrongly imprisoned, averaged a 4.1 rating/11 share at 10 p.m., beating the second hour of theatrical Surrender Dorothy on CBS (2/5), procedural Crossing Jordan on NBC (2.5/7), and the Latin Grammy Awards  on Univision (.9/2).

Of course, it didn't hurt that its lead-in was Desperate Housewives, albeit a clip show, one of those collages of highlights from earlier episodes in the guise of a "catch 'em up on the juicy details" special.

It was far from standard Housewives ratings dominace, but still good enough to deliver a 4.6/12 at 9-10.

In Justice (the ABC graphic spells it inJustice, but calls it In Justice on the show Web site) now moves to its regular time period, Friday at 9.