Primetime Ratings: ‘Lost' Finale Delivers For ABC

‘Lie To Me' Finale, ‘Idol' deliver win for Fox

The season finale of ABC's Lost delivered the series' strongest performance since early April and the network's 3rd highest rating on Wednesday from 9-11. However, American Idol easily led the night and gave Fox the primetime win.

The season finale of Fox's Lie To Me topped ABC's Lost clip show for first place at 8 p.m. Lie To Me earned a 2.6/8 and 8.4 million viewers. The Lost clip show came in at 2.4/7. CBS earned a 1.9/6 for Rules of Engagement (1.9/6) and The New Adventures of Old Christine (2.0/6). America's Next Top Model on the CW was next at 1.8/6. NBC was fifth with Law & Order: Criminal Intent coming in at 1.2/4.

Idol earned a 8.4/21 with 23.9 million viewers at 9. The first hour of the Lost finale came in at 4.3/11. CBS was third at 3.4/8 for Criminal Minds. A re-run of Law & Order: SVU delivered a 1.2/3 for NBC. The CW was fifth at 0.5/1 for a re-run of 90210.

At 10, Lost took over the top spot with a 4.3/12. CBS earned a 3.2/8 for CSI: NY and was tops in viewers with 12.2 million. NBC was third at 2.2/6 for Law & Order.

Fox won the night easily with a 5.5/15 and 16.2 million viewers. ABC was next at 3.7/10. CBS finished third with a 2.8/8 but second in viewers with 10.6 million. NBC earned a 1.5/4. The CW was fifth at 1.2/3.