Wednesday ratings: Lost remains big, The Nine loses big
It's not a surprise that ABC's Lost did big numbers last night, it's two other pieces of news that were a little surprising.
One is that Criminal Minds actually got better ratings than Lost in the 9pm slot. Not a higher average of viewers (Lost won that), but a better rating. It's all so confusing. The other piece of news, and this makes me a little queasy in the stomach/intestinal region, is that The Nine lost 55% of the Lost lead-in audience. For some reason, everyone was watching CSI: NY and Dateline (doing better numbers than Kidnapped was doing in that slot, by the way).
Sigh. At least Jericho is still doing really well, keeping it's audience from the first few weeks intact.
Also, the debuts of NBC's new comedies, 30 Rock and Twenty Good Years, weren't so hot either.
For the record, CBS won for the night, though ABC won in that key 18-49 demo that everyone does cartwheels over. I'm only 8 1/2 years from 49. Does this mean that I have to start watching Matlock reruns and buying Polident? I mean, I'm sure Lost will still be on, and we'll all be wondering why Kate turned out to be a robot and why there was a combination Pizza Hut/time portal on the other side of the island no one knew about, but I'll probably have lost interest by that point.