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Ratings: 'American Idol' wins Wednesday, 'I Get That a Lot' takes its time slot

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Fox’s American Idol results show dominated Wednesday night as usual, but good news for NBC’s Life, which aired in the same time slot as Idol: Total viewership was up 22 percent from last week. ABC’s Better Off Ted

also has reason to celebrate, as viewership was up slightly from last

week; that’s terrific news for a new series, and especially a new

sitcom. CBS’ celebrities-undercover April Fool’s Day special, I Get That a Lot, won the 8-9 p.m. hour, pushing Fox’s Lie To Me to its lowest ratings all season. The CW’s America’s Next Top Model gained back the million viewers it had lost last week (likely thanks to last week’s Idol performance night occurring on Wednesday instead of Tuesday). The series finale of ABC’s recently canceled Life on Mars drew in about a half million more pairs of eyes than it had over the last few weeks. R.I.P., Michael Imperioli’s ‘stache.





























Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. I Get That a Lot (CBS)
Lie To Me (Fox)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (NBC)
Scrubs (ABC)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
5.1 (repeat)
8:30 Better Off Ted (ABC) 4.7
9:00 American Idol (Fox)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Life (NBC)
90210 (The CW)
10.0 (repeat)
1.2 (repeat)
10:00 CSI: NY (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)
Life On Mars (ABC)
10.0 (repeat)
6.3 (repeat)