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Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2007

"American Idol" didn't draw as big an audience as it sometimes does Wednesday (and neither did "Lost"), but FOX still scored a solid ratings win.

FOX averaged an 11.9 rating/18 share for the night, beating CBS, 9.4/14, for the top spot. ABC came in third with a 6.1/9. NBC, 5.4/8, finished fourth, and The CW trailed with a 2.4/4.

Among adults 18-49, FOX's 8.1 rating led the way. CBS grabbed second in the key ad-sales demographic with a 4.3, just beating ABC's 4.2. NBC averaged 2.6 and The CW 1.7.

FOX's "Bones" won the 8 p.m. hour with an 8.0/12, once again benefiting from its pre-"Idol" spot. CBS repeated the post-Super Bowl "Criminal Minds," drawing a 7.0/11. "Friday Night Lights" took third for NBC with a 4.4/7. "George Lopez" and "The Knights of Prosperity" were fourth for ABC, while "Beauty and the Geek" scored a 2.8/4 for The CW.

"American Idol's" final audition episode earned a 15.8/23 for FOX at 9 p.m. A new "Criminal Minds," 11.0/16, scored above its season average but didn't see a huge Super Bowl bounce. "Deal or No Deal," 6.4/9, kept NBC in third. A "Lost Survivor Guide" clip show scored a 5.6/8 for ABC. "One Tree Hill" closed the night for The CW.

At 10 p.m., "CSI: NY" posted a 10.2/16 for CBS, winning the hour in viewers over the return of ABC's "Lost," 8.5/14, which was well below its season average (but did win the hour in adults 18-49). NBC's "Medium" was third at 5.4/8.

  • Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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