Millions of viewers chose to watch American Idol whittle its field down to 36 last night, as opposed to one of the best Lost episodes of the season.
The ABC time-traveling adventure aired opposite the second hour of a two-hour Idol - and paid the price. It fewer than 10 million viewers, according to Nielsen estimates.
Among other primetime pickings:
- Life (4.7 million viewers ) and Life on Mars (5.1 million) both saw numbers drop from last week.