In this Wednesday's ratings showdown:

" Averaging 8.56 million total viewers - a boost of 1.3 mil from the week prior - a double helping of According to Jim topped the 8 o'clock hour, besting CBS' heavily publicized Armed & Famous (8.22 mil).

" Friday Night Lights (6.56 mil, up 300K) is still shining bright, with its most-watched episode since TSMO30O (that special Monday, Oct. 30, outing).

" Opposite a Criminal Minds repeat and Deal or No Deal - and perhaps buzz-killed by the unfunny presidential address - both The Knights of Prosperity (5.27 million, down 1.9 mil) and In Case of Emergency (5.81 mil, down 480,000) took hits in their second weeks. And next Wednesday, Idol joins the mix! Eek. KoP better stick around for me to Q&A Sofia Vergara.