Ratings: Lost bumps, Nine slumps, Model trumps

Lost remained the Wednesday night champ last night, beating Criminal Minds by 200,000 viewers. Last week, Minds bested Lost in total viewers by 30,000. Lost-follower The Nine slumped to its lowest level of the season, a 3.0 rating in 18 to 49s with 8 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnights.

NBC's 30 Rock and Twenty Good Years, which have been struggling since their premieres three weeks ago, were beaten by The CW and America's Next Top Model. Model was up 8 percent from last week, and One Tree Hill was up 20 percent from last week.

Today NBC announced it will move 30 Rock to Thursdays and Twenty Good Years off the schedule.

On Fox, game four of the World Series was rained out and the network had to run repeats.

At 8 p.m., ABC and Dancing with the Stars swooned a 5.1 in 18- to 49-year-olds, with CBS's Jericho getting a 3.2. The CW's Model catwalking to a 2.7, NBC's 30 Rock and Twenty Good Years earning a combined 2.1, and Fox's War rerun at 2.0.

At 9 p.m., ABC's Lost earned a 6.9 rating in 18 to 49s, followed by CBS's Criminal Minds at 4.4. NBC's Biggest Loser weighed in at a 3.3, Fox's War yukked up a 2.1, and CW's One Tree Hill grew to a 1.6.

At 10 p.m., CBS's CSI: NY earned a 5.4, NBC's Dateline earned a 3.2, and ABC's Nine earned a 3.0.

Overall, ABC earned a 5.0 rating/13 share in 18 to 49s, with 14.9 million total average viewers; CBS, 4.3/11, 14.7 million; NBC, 2.9/8, 7.4 million; CW, 2.1/6, 4.5 million; and Fox, 2/5, 5.5 million.

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Nov 10, 2006
Regarding the handful of negative postings about my favorite new show The Nine, its obvious from the comments that have been made that this show is not for a younger audience. My friends and I are in our 30s and we Love The Nine. Further, isn't it obvious from the other shows that some of the posters applaud that these viewers have their shows and those of us who like The Nine have ours. In other words, we are not the same audience. This is a drama for a more mature audience and its also one of the only shows on air at the moment where the audience is actually challenged to think about what happened and piece together all the missing parts before they are gradually revealed. There are more than enough shows for younger viewers who seem to get bored easily if the action is not constant. Those of us 30 somethings need our programs too. The Nine is the best new show of the year. I'm only hoping that the continual dumbing down of the American audience (hence, all the ridiculous reality shows where people humiliate themselves on national t.v.) will not continue to prevail in such a way that none of the more educated viewers will have anything to watch. Keep those other popular shows for your younger viewers. Keep The Nine for those of us who appreciate good drama, originality, good acting and something we can honestly think about.
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Nov 07, 2006
Those who have yet to watch "The Nine": If you can possibly go back and watch it all to catch up with us, do it! It's a well-written show with interesting and varied characters, which is something that needs to be rewarded ... and FAST. Each character has a different angle on the events, such as Felicia, a teen (and the bank manager's daughter), whose memories of the robbery have blanked themselves out and who was the first to visit one of the robbers to try and make sense of it all. The group's ethnic differences are neither ignored nor used in place of individual characterization. It's a good show that's suffering from having a flagging show as its lead-in when it would have liked to build on its earlier ratings bonanzas. Who knows, maybe they'll flip-flop them and we'll see a shift in viewing.
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Nov 02, 2006
now it sounds lkie a great idea
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Nov 02, 2006
Those who haven't seen LOST yet, really need to give it a chance. Its awesome, and that's the reason it is still on top after 2 years.
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Oct 31, 2006
People that think that lost is slow and uninteresting, are not fans of the show or understand that there are alway answers revealed..but answers create new questions..and Lost is one of those shows that will drag...but its a good drag and im enjoying every minute of it!!!!
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Oct 30, 2006
Uh, mirandae, maybe you should have watched the rest of the episode before making a complete moron out of yourself.
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Oct 30, 2006
Lost is starting to lose me!, Lately, it's just too awful to watch, all the violence and torture of humans is one thing, but when they start doing that to animals, I'm gone. When I saw that rabbit die, whether it's real or not, I changed channels so fast, and may not return.
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Oct 29, 2006
I love LOST, don't care too much about the other shows.
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Oct 29, 2006
none of that is supprising. sucks for 20 good years, the show had potential if they had cut the laugh track.
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Oct 29, 2006
not a fan of the nine. kind of glad the ratings are dropping
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Oct 29, 2006
I really cannot stand The Nine. I've tried to watch it but...eh. Go Lost!
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Oct 29, 2006
go Lost, I love you.
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Oct 29, 2006
What I was trying to work out with "The Nine" is how they're going to stretch a mere 52-hour hostage crisis into multiple seasons (yes, in theory, that's 2 and a bit seasons of "24", but even they switch crises for each season!).

Whilst contemplating this, I thought "I wonder if they'll split it up into some sort of time slices - e.g. one hour per episode". I think it didn't take long for that contrived device to turn up - possibly as early as episode 2?

At that point, I just gave up - the constant flashbacks to the crisis and back to the present were just too irritating for me as well. I guess they couldn't do it chronologically with no flashbacks, because viewers would turn off, bored by the first season being dedicated to events inside the bank only. Me? I'm bored with the whole thing - this one really doesn't have staying power, IMHO.
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Oct 28, 2006
CW is dong better than NBC... **** ****!
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Oct 28, 2006
Yay One Tree Hill and Lost are growing!
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Oct 27, 2006
i love lost tvs #1 show
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Oct 27, 2006
Of course Lost is ahead. The nine really isn't THAT good but it is a decent show. It's better than Model. I hate Tyra Banks and she is just awful.
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Oct 27, 2006
I'm glad LOST came out on top, it is a slow show at times but you have to be patient. I have to admit the first two episodes of season 3 were a little slow, the 3rd was disappointing in terms of plot but its back in top form this week with Every Man For Himself and next week looks even better.
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Oct 27, 2006
Lost just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to see what happens next week.
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Oct 27, 2006
Lost will survive!
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Oct 27, 2006
criminal minds and lost my two favorite shows neck to neck ha thats funny, i watch lost because i dont want to be spoiled.
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Oct 27, 2006
LOST!!!!!!LOST!!!!!LOST!!!!
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Oct 27, 2006
Keep it going Lost. Great show. Just love it.
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Oct 27, 2006
Lost is by far the biggest disappointment this entire season for me.With the return of JJ Abrams from taking on several projects at once, fans were hopping they could take comfort in thinking that with his return he would restore balance and life to the story lines, but sadly to say that is not the case. The mystery of the island the first season was a driving force and created all these exciting and highly anticipated questions. Only to have forgotten them the second season, bombarding us with new and still unanswered questions, was a let down, and now this season is doing the exact thing. Lost started off as this ballsy show no other out there was like it and no other dared to put faith into their audience as much as they have. Now it seems they have relied on us too much. To get a little you have to give a little, and this season they are asking to get their fans base back along with a few extra mil or so, only to give us nothing in return. There are so many shows on the market of good quality with interesting plots that actually get resolved that viewers don't see because they tend to watch LOST in hope that one episode the writers might actually take a risk,and I don't know answer a good portion of the unanswered story lines. Soon I predict that if the writers don't start busting out some honesty here, excite us, thrill us like they used to viewers will start to take notice of these other shows and not only walk away, but never return when the series does decide to get interesting again. Come on people need I remind you of what happened to another very strong, well received show that also went with the dance around the answers approach through out the series; no

one bothered to tune in to see how things turned out for Sydney Bristow and the other members of Alias.
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Oct 27, 2006
I'm glad that Lost won, it's a great show, the third season is very thrilling.
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Oct 27, 2006
Keep it up Jericho! In against tough competition, it is doing a good job, I think most shows would just collapse under the Dancing with Stars juggernaut. Watch Jericho!



Glad to see Lost is finding its feet again. This season is looking really strong.
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Oct 27, 2006
I too have given up on The Nine. I really don't like Kim Raver. She is alright in 24, but in The Nine I can't bare to watch. I also gave up on Six Degrees after the pilot.

I guess it's just viewer fatigue. I can't keep up with all these new shows. FNL, Heroes and Jericho is it for me this season :D Standoff is good too.
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Oct 27, 2006
Yayyyy!!! The CW beat NBC, and one tree hills ratings went up maybe it wont get cancelled!!!!!
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Oct 27, 2006
I have given up on The Nine and 30 Rock lol lol I watch CSI: NY
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Oct 27, 2006
reading the article would help next time, this one says the opposite of "Lost is doomed," fyi
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Oct 27, 2006
I didn't even need to read the article to know this would just more "Lost is doomed!!!".
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Oct 27, 2006
I really like 30 Rock am glad they are keeping it. Im not surprised by Twenty Good Years, that one was a stinker. Concerned about The Nine's ratings but this weeks episode wasn't very good.
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Oct 27, 2006
Glad to see Lost is back on top.. Although the first few episodes this season have been slow, things have been turning around as of late.. Scary to see the CW can actually beat NBC at anything.. I think Thursday is a perfect night for 30 Rock.. I actually find myself laughing out loud several times when I happen to catch an episode.. It will have a wonderful double whammy lead-in with Earl & Office.. That is assuming it goes on at 9..
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Oct 27, 2006
Can't believe that a reality show is going to keep the CW alive.
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Oct 27, 2006
NBC moves 30 Rock to the most competitive night, Thursday? At least they got rid of Twenty Good Years.



I can understand The Nine slumping. I was watching South Park.



And I just don't get it with Jericho. Can't get into it. From what I've seen while channel surfing, it looks even more convoluted than it started out.
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Oct 27, 2006
CW beat NBC? damage control oh oh
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