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‘Idol’ Crowns Jordin in Finale, Dominates Wednesday

May 24, 2007  •  Post A Comment

The two-hour “American Idol” finale on Fox dominated Wednesday night’s television ratings as contestant Jordin Sparks was crowned winner. ABC’s “Lost” season-ender gave a solid boost to the series following a recent slump.
“Idol” earned an 11.5 rating among adults 18 to 49, up a slight 6 percent from last week but down 19 percent from last year’s finale. Still, “Idol” won the night for Fox in the demo and households, according to Nielsen Media Research.
ABC was second in the demo with a “Lost” clip show (2.1) followed by the two-hour “Lost” finale (5.9). Though down 22 percent from last spring’s finale, last night’s episode was the best “Lost” ratings performance of the time period since Feb. 7 and comes after several months of disappointing numbers for the series.
In third place, CBS aired repeats to average a 2.2 for the night. NBC was fourth with repeats and “Dateline” (1.8). The CW aired repeats and averaged 0.6.
(Editor: Baumann)

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