TV Ratings: "LOST" Finally Kicks CSI: NY Butt
Eat this, Gary Sinise! ABC's "LOST" (11,63 million) finally managed to beat an all-new episode of CSI: New York on CBS (11,18 million) as the procedural lost over 1,5 million viewers since the last fresh installment. "LOST" was also superior in the 18-49 demo.
The extended 2-hour "Idol Gives Back" edition of "American Idol" averaged 26,4 million total viewers. The telecast opened at 8 p.m. with a little over 21 million and then gradually building up the audience.
The closing moments of the special or "The Torturing of Jordin Sparks" scored 29,4 million.
"Jericho" continues to fade in the 8 p.m. slot on CBS. The drama scored 7,68 million viewers last night. Unfortunately, CBS has canceled shows with larger audience in the past (as Ray Liotta discovered last fall).
The sitcom combo on ABC aired opposite "American Idol" this week, which means an immediate loss of over 1,5 million viewers. The not-so-funny hour ended up below the 5 million mark.
Finally, NBC's entire line-up lost viewers with "Crossing Jordan" shedding a million pairs of eyeballs and "Medium" losing half a million. "Medium" however managed to grow out of its lead-in by 33% in the 18-49 demo.
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