Primetime Ratings: It's Fox Again on Wednesday

ABC's ‘Lost' clip show comes in second during ‘Idol' hour

Fox earned another Wednesday night primetime win with American Idol leading the field in typically dominant fashion, earning a 8.1/21 and 23.3 million viewers in the 9 p.m. time slot. The show had almost 10 million more viewers than the night's closest competitor, CBS' Criminal Minds.

Lie To Me led Fox into first at 8 p.m. with a 2.3/7 and 7.9 million viewers. The CW earned a second place finish with a 1.9/6 for America's Next Top Model. ABC's Scrubs (1.8/6) barely beat out the first half hour of Top Model but Better Off Ted (1.7/5) fell behind, leaving the network with a 1.8/5 on the hour. Re-runs of the New Adventures of Old Christine (1.4/5) and Gary Unmarried (1.7/5) gave CBS a 1.6/5, while a re-run of Law & Order (1.2/4) put NBC in fifth.

While Idol easily took the top spot at 9, ABC won second as viewers hit the "reset" button with the Lost clip show, a video history of the show's most important moments. That earned ABC a 2.9/7. A re-run of Criminal Minds on CBS was good for a 2.3/6. A re-run of Law & Order: SVU on NBC drew a 1.5/4. The CW fell to fifth at 0.6/1 for a re-run of 90210.

CBS moved into first at 10 with a new episode of Criminal Minds pulling a 3.5/9 with 13.6 million viewers. NBC was next at 1.8/5 for another Law & Order re-run. The Unusuals on ABC was third at 1.6/4.

On the night Fox took first with a 5.2/15 and 15.9 million viewers. CBS was next at 2.5/7. ABC averaged a 2.1/6 for third place. NBC pulled in at 1.5/4, followed by the CW in fifth with a 1.2/3.