This Wednesday, in ratingsland:

" Bones topped the 8 pm hour albeit with 10.2 million total viewers, a two mil drop from its last fresh outing. In third (behind Dateline), Jericho (7.76 mil) lost 460,000 week-to-week.

" American's Next Top Model (5.15 million) was up 620K, while The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll, as it did last week, lured an impressive number - 3.53 million - to a repeat of its Tuesday outing, which itself drew 2.52 mil. Are six million watching these scantily-clad, catfighting PYTs? (Did I just ask a rhetorical question?)

" American Idol's 34-minute "half-hour" results show delivered 25.6 million, giving lead-out 'Til Death an inflated viewership of 14 million.

" At 10, Lost drooped another 220K, to a new series low of 12.12 million.

" BSWA... Crossing Jordan (7.42 mil) was down 600 thou, and each of ABC's sitcoms took hits, with Lost lead-in ICE attracting just 4.74 mil.