Ratings Report: Timeslot Switch Success

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Change did Fox good last night.

Compared to last week, American Idol - airing an hour later at 9 p.m. - was up almost two million viewers (24.9 million, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers).

Similarly, Lie to Me, airing an hour earlier at 8 p.m., was up about one million from the week before.

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Among other primetime pickings:

  • Criminal Minds (14.1 million) was the most-watched scripted show on the evening.
  • One of the final episodes of Life on Mars (4.6 million) barely beat out a rerun of Lost (4.2 million).

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