Fox won the prime time ratings race Wednesday night in the 18-49 demo with the vote-off of curly-haired Chris from American Idol (10.7/28) and an episode of Til Death (6.3/16). Til Death benefited mightily from th Idol lead-in, but held on to a healthy share of those eyeballs.
ABC was second for the night with a 2.8/8. The placement was thanks to Lost's 5/13 and the network maintained their second place even with a dismal performance (1.5/4) of the short-lived Great American Dream Vote.
The CW did far better than ABC in the time period with another patriotically named show, America's Next Top Model, averaging a 2.4/6 to tie with CBS' Jericho for second place.
Both shows came in behind Fox's Bones and ahead of NBC's Friday Night Lights.
CBS was a close third at a 2.7/7, led by Criminal Minds with a 3/8 at 9-10 p.m.
NBC was fourth for the night at a 2.1/6, but with The CW nipping at its claws with a 1.9/5. NBC's top show was Medium at a 2.4/7, while The CW was powered by Model.