Updated Wednesday Ratings: FOX cruises with American Idol but Lie to Me weakens
With an hour of American Idol and CBS and NBC in repeats, and a Lost clip show, FOX easily cruised to victory. But there may be some unrest. In the 8pm hour, FOX’s Lie to Me pulled a 2.3/7 among adults 18-49. That’s noticeably down from the 3.0 overnight rating with the 18-49s that Bones pulled in the timeslot last week when CBS and NBC also ran repeats.
Still against the weak competition, Lie To Me still won the hour with 18-49s. Scrubs with a 1.8, and Better off Ted with a 1.7 adults 18-49 rating were both down from last week.
In its regular timeslot, but without a new episode of Lost as a lead-in, The Unusuals dropped to a 1.6 rating with 18-49s. That’s down from last week’s 1.9 in the overnights, and identical to its performance in a special Tuesday night appearance the night before. Update: an original airing of Criminal Minds ran at 10pm and dominated the hour for CBS.
Reality program ruled the night though, American Idol was still impressive with its adult 18-49 rating of 8.1. America’s Next Top Model is hitting the demo CW covets, women 18-34. The CW won the 8pm hour with women 18-34 and won the hour with the overall 18-34 demo as well. It was ANTM’s best performance since the last cycle’s finale on November 19.
|Time||Net||Show||18-49 Rating/Share||18-34 Rating/Share||Viewers (Millons)|
|8:00||FOX||Lie to Me||2.3/7||1.9/7||7.87|
|CW||America’s Next Top Model||1.9/6||2.2/8||3.97|
|CBS||The New Adventures of Old Christine (R)||1.4/5||0.8/3||5.19|
|NBC||Law & Order: (R)||1.3/4||0.9/3||5.71|
|8:30||ABC||Better of Ted||1.7/5||1.5/5||4.20|
|CBS||Gary Unmarried (R)||1.7/5||1.0/3||5.54|
|ABC||Lost (Clip Show)||2.9/7||2.5/7||6.99|
|CBS||Criminal Minds (R)||2.3/6||1.4/4||9.75|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (R)||1.5/4||1.2/4||5.56|
|NBC||Law & Order (R)||1.8/5||1.4/4||6.11|
Shows are sorted by Adults 18-49 rating in each time slot.
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