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‘Idol’ Boosts ”Til Death’

Mar 22, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s “American Idol” results show boosted the Brad Garrett sitcom “‘Til Death” to an unprecedented ratings high Wednesday night, while ABC’s “Lost” hit another series low.

Fox won the night starting with “Bones” (3.4) and “Idol” (10.1), both of which were on par with last week. Mr. Garrett’s brief appearance on “Idol” might have helped “Death” earn a 5.9, making it the highest rated comedy telecast on any network this season.

CBS was in second place with a special Wednesday “Survivor” (4.1). At 9 p.m., “Criminal Minds” (4.3) earned its best rating since its first Wednesday performance after the “Super Bowl.” “CSI: NY” was down slightly (4.1).

ABC came in third with an original “George Lopez” (2.1), a pair of “According to Jim” repeats and “In Case of Emergency” (2.1). At 10 p.m., “Lost” hit a new series low (5.2).

The CW bested NBC to come in fourth, with “America’s Next Top Model” (2.5) and a repeat of “Pussycat Dolls” (1.4).

NBC slipped into fifth as bubble shows “Friday Night Lights” (1.8) and “Crossing Jordan” (1.7) continued to struggle, followed by a “Medium” repeat.