Sorry, folks — no quippy headline today ("Bad Locke for Lost"?). Just the numbers:
American Idol averaged 24.25 million total viewers over its two-hour run, dipping just three percent from last week's Tuesday sing-off. A special outing for The Biggest Loser placed second with 8.73 mil.
A repeat of the Privileged finale, I must point out to Dawn Ostroff, tacked on another thousand viewers. (Hey, every bit counts!)
Placing second behind Idol, Criminal Minds delivered 14 million viewers, down a mil week-to-week. Lost (9.82 mil) dropped 13 percent, matching its previous "Idol-ized" outing. NBC's Life slipped 300K, to 4.87 mil.
CSI: NY won the hour with 12.7 million viewers, up 350K. Trailing a Law & Order repeat (and hampered by its lessened lead-in), ABC's Life on Mars fell 250K to 5.55 mil.