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Ratings: 'American Idol' scores, 'The Unusuals' struggles on Wednesday

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The American Idol results show dominated Wednesday night’s ratings, as usual, and the CBS lineup put in some typically solid results. But there was little good news for ABC, whose sitcoms Scrubs and Better Off Ted lost half a million viewers from last week. Lost, too, was down 14 percent from last week, and the debut of the cop series The Unusuals drew a mediocre 6.8 million viewers (88 percent of its lead-in audience from 9 p.m.’s Lost). Fox’s Lie To Me hit another all-time low in total viewership, while NBC’s Life was down 25 percent from last week’s new episode.

 

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. Lie To Me (Fox)
The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)
Scrubs (ABC)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
8.4
7.3
5.4 (repeat)
4.4
3.7
8:30 Gary Unmarried (CBS)
Better Off Ted (ABC)
7.3
4.2
9:00 American Idol (Fox)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Life (NBC)
Top Model Clip Show (The CW)
22.4
13.3
8.3
4.5
2.0
10:00 CSI: NY (CBS)
The Unusuals (ABC)
Law & Order (NBC)
12.5
6.8
4.7 (repeat)

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