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Ratings: Fox wins Wednesday, 'Life' is lookin' up

Fox handily swept Wednesday night in total viewers, with an especially cringe-y episode 2 of American Idol’s Hollywood Week and the third installment of Lie to Me. The new psychodrama series, starring Tim Roth, scored its most viewers to date, 13 million. The return of NBC’s Life was most encouraging last night, as the drama upped its viewership by 24 percent since its last new episode on Dec. 17. Life, which NBC migrated to Wednesday nights from Fridays this past fall, tied Katie Couric’s hour-long All Access Grammy Special from 9-10 p.m. ABC’s Life on Mars is at an all-time low viewership – it had consistently hovered around 8 million during the fall, but has dropped to the 6 million range for its two showings in 2009.

 
   
   
      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. American Idol (Fox)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Knight Rider (NBC)
Lost (ABC)
Privileged (The CW)
26.3
8.5 (repeat)
4.9
4.8 (repeat)
0.9 (repeat)
9:00 Lie to Me (Fox)
Lost (ABC)
Katie Couric Grammy Special (CBS)
Life (NBC)
90210 (The CW)
13.0
11.0
6.8
6.8
1.1 (repeat)
10:00 Law & Order (NBC)
CSI: NY (CBS)
Life On Mars (ABC)
8.7
7.5 (repeat)
6.0