Criminal Minds took a bite out of Lost last night, eclipsing the island mystery by 600,000 total viewers--16.1 million for Lost to 16.7 million for Minds. Lost still won in the important 18 to 49 demo, with a 6.6 to Minds' 4.9.
NBC's Tina Fey sitcom 30 Rock sunk further, earning a 1.8 and 4.8 million viewers, coming in last place in its time slot. The show is moving to Thursday nights in three weeks, as NBC tries to recall the glory of its "must see TV" Thursday comedy lineup.
At 8 p.m., ABC and Dancing With the Stars scored a 4.9. Jericho snared CBS a 3.1, and Fox's Bones netted a 2.7. Over at CW America's Next Top Model scored a 2.1, and NBC earned a combined 1.6 for 30 Rock and Twenty Good Years (which leaves the schedule next week, maybe for good).
At 9 p.m., Lost earned its 6.6 and Minds its 4.9 (up from last week's 4.5). NBC's The Biggest Loser weighed in at a 3.3, Fox's Rich List flopped with a 1.5, and CW's One Tree Hill earned a 1.2.
At 10 p.m., CSI: NY arrested a 5.3 for CBS, Dateline reported a 2.7 for NBC, and The Nine slid to its season nadir of 2.6 on ABC.
Overall, ABC led with a 4.7 rating and 13 share in 18 to 49s, with 14 million viewers; CBS at 4.4/12, 14.4 million; NBC at 2.6/7, 6.5 million; Fox at 2.1/5, 5.7 million; and the CW at 1.6/4, 3.5 million.