Even the strongest Thursday-night competition from its rivals failed to keep Fox's American Idol from dominating the ratings. A results show, which trimmed the number of contestants to 16, wound up with a 14.2 rating and a 22 share in the 8:00 p.m. hour. CBS's Survivor: Micronesia, which usually wins the time period, wound up with a 7.1/11 -- about half the Idol numbers. Idol also served as an effective lead-in for Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics, which posted a win in the 9:00 p.m. hour (8.1/12) against a rerun of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (8.0/12) and a new episode of ABC's Lost (7.9/12). CBS took the lead at 10:00 p.m. with a rerun of Without a Trace (7.6/13); Fox does not air network programming at 10:00 p.m. Idol will again air on three nights next week but will return to a twice-weekly schedule the following week.




29/02/2008