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Ratings: Lost Versus… the Others
Dancing with the Stars' Vivica-vanquishing results show was Wednesday's 8 pm winner, drawing 17.35 million viewers to Jericho's 10.75 mil (down about 600,000) and Bones' 7.85. At 9, Lost and "Big Ben" led the pack with a season-premiere audience of 18.5 million, a full mil more than tuned in for the Season 2 finale last May. Coming in a very respectable No. 2 was Criminal Minds (15 mil), followed by a repeat of House (8.95). Yes, a repeat more than doubled a fresh One Tree Hill's audience (3.2 mil). Almost tripled it, one might say. Egads. Come 10 o'clock, the series premiere of ABC's The Nine lost a third of Lost's viewers, bringing in just under 12 million, which made for a second-place finish behind CSI: NY (15.6 mil). NBC's bad-news bearer, Kidnapped, meanwhile, had 5.3 million viewers, a full mil less than last week and down more than two mil from its debut.
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