Wednesday's ratings recap:
American Idol's Motown Week kick-off averaged 25.6 million total viewers over its two-hour run, up 19 percent from last week's (Tuesday) sing-off and a 3 percent increase from the comparable night a year ago. A Survivor clip show placed a distant second with 8.15 mil.
ABC's Scrubs (5.33 mil, -470K) and Better Off Ted (4.7 mil, down 16 percent) both dropped. Top Model (2.85 mil) plunged 21 percent but still beat out NBC's Chopping Block (which chopped off another 26 percent, hitting 2.6 mil).
Criminal Minds came in second with 14 million viewers, gaining 520K week-to-week. Lost lost another 260 thou to set a new low of 8.82 mil. Life inched up a hair, to 4.32 mil.
CSI: NY topped the hour with 12.6 million viewers, followed by Law & Order (7.25 mil, up 180K). The penultimate episode of Life on Mars (5.67 mil) gained 400 thou.