|Scoreboard for Thurs. Feb. 28, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||20.23||11.48||8.50||5.82||1.67|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||7.2/18||3.3/9||3.2/8||2.5/6||0.6/2|
Any day ending with a Y that they'd run American Idol surely spells victory for FOX, so they're running it not once, not twice, but three times a week. The Thursday results shows are less-watched and for a shorter time period, but that least-watched one hour still pulls in more viewers than four airings of Big Brother combined.
Last night's LOST might have been one of my favorite episodes ever. A mad (ok, eccentric) scientist and a time travel love story. That was one of the most interesting treatments of time-travel I've ever seen. I LOVED it, and I'm sure at least a few million others did too, but none the less Lost lost in total viewers to Don't Forget the Lyrics, though by a whisker Lost won the 18-49 demographic.
Last year many episodes of Lost left me saying "meh". Meh. Meh. Meh. Meh. But I'm glad I hung on, Season 4 has been outstanding, but despite my opinion, ratings for Lost continue to erode. This week less than 13 million (12.85m) watched according to the overnights. I hope there isn't some truism where if I love the show it's either getting cancelled or moving to cable.
Here's a brief recap of the timeslot winners:
8pm: Idol bests everything (AI had more than 2x the viewers and 2x the 18-49 viewers as distant 2nd place Survivor: Micronesia, followed by repeats of the Office, Lost and Smallville)
9pm: Don't Forget they Lyrics bests Lost, CSI, and Celebrity Apprentice
10pm: A repeat of Without a Trace dominates for CBS, with Eli Stone pulling better numbers than Lipstick Jungle.
See the night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|NBC||The Office (2 repeats 8p-9p)||4.09||1.8/5||3.1|
|FOX||Don't Forget the Lyrics||14.56||5.2/13||8.1|
|10:00||CBS||Without a Trace (Repeat)||10.36||3.3/9||7.6|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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