TV Ratings: "Friday Night Lights" Hits Series High, "LOST" Hits Series Low!
This is truly discouraging. Last night ABC aired one of the most brilliant episodes of "LOST" in the show's three-year history, and yet it recorded series-low for the drama as over two million people abandoned "LOST" since last week's season opener (12,77 million people tuned in).
One could of course expect that the drama would spring a leak as viewing levels for a season opener are usually higher, and given the three-month hiatus last week's episode did feel like a season premiere. More on that in an upcoming review of last night's episode. On to other ratings news.
Although Mediaweek's TV ratings specialist Marc Berman branded last night's episode of NBC's "Friday Night Lights" a loser, the drama actually grew over a million viewers since its last telecast hitting a series high with 7,43 million viewers (excluding that special Monday night airing back in October).
American Idol which picked its Top-24 finalists was again the most watched show of the evening with 28,54 million viewers. Despite the fact that Wednesday night airings now attract less than 30 million viewers, the show remains a gigantic and invincible monster hit of a reality contest.
FOX's "Bones" may have benefited from an American Idol pre-tune-in scoring 12,35 million viewers, now only hundreds of thousands of viewers behind "LOST". meanwhile, "Criminal Minds" scored less than 16 million viewers returning to its pre-Super Bowl levels.
I just realized over three million more people tuned into "Criminal Minds" than "LOST". What has this world come to?
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