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Ratings: Fox rules Wednesday with 'American Idol,' 'Lie To Me'


The second episode of Fox’s new psychodrama Lie To Me stayed mentally tough, losing just 8 percent of its healthy debut audience from last week. Add Lie’s 9 p.m. win over ABC’s Lost to good numbers for everyone’s favorite karaoke show American Idol, and Fox ended Wednesday night with more viewers than any other two networks combined. Not bad for a net that airs its news at 10. CBS’ repeats performed well, particularly CSI: NY, which won the 10 p.m. hour against new offerings from NBC and ABC.


























Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. American Idol (Fox)
Katie Couric News Special (CBS)
Knight Rider (NBC)
Lost (ABC)
Privileged (The CW)
5.3 (repeat)
1.1 (repeat)
8:30 The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS) 5.0 (repeat)
9:00 Lie To Me (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
90210 (The CW)
10.6 (repeat)
6.4 (repeat)
1.0 (repeat)
10:00 CSI: NY (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)
Life On Mars (ABC)
9.5 (repeat)

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