‘Idol,’ ‘Lost’ Hit Season Lows

Apr 5, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s “American Idol” and ABC’s “Lost” continued their downward trends Wednesday, with both shows hitting new season lows.

Fox won Wednesday night among adults 18 to 49, 18 to 34 and households, with “Idol” leading on all fronts. Fox had “Bones” (3.4 in 18 to 49, according to preliminary Nielsens), followed by “Idol” (9.5, its lowest rating in nearly a year) and “‘Til Death” (5.5).

ABC was second with two episodes of “George Lopez” (2.0 and 2.4), “According to Jim” (2.1) and “In Case of Emergency” (1.9). At 10 p.m., “Lost” earned a 4.8, marking its seventh straight week of decline.

ABC pointed out that “Lost” has recently been the most recorded broadcast show on television, gaining more than 22 percent more viewers in the demo due to time-shifted viewing.

CBS had “Jericho” (2.1), which hit a new series low, and repeats.

NBC’s Wednesday lineup continued to struggle, with “Friday Night Lights” (1.9), “Crossing Jordan” (2.0) and “Medium” (2.6).

On The CW, “America’s Next Top Model” had an on-par 2.5 in 18 to 49, followed by a repeat.

(Editor: Horowitz)