ABC's Lost scored a 5.6 rating in 18-49s, with 12.8 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen Research. That's down 2 million viewers from last week, when the show returned from a three-month hiatus.
Lost has endured a rocky road in its third season. The season-three premiere was down 20 percent from season two's premiere, and Media Life Magazine suggests today that "the most likely reason [for the ratings dip] is that fans are dissatisfied with the drama’s dragging plotlines. Message boards are full of complaints about producers’ failure to tie up almost any of the mysteries on the show, instead adding new ones as well as new characters."
On Fox, American Idol predictably won the night. The reality show cornered and bludgeoned a 12.1 rating and 28.5 million viewers overall. Idol lead-in Bones was also ...Read more
It's tough being Simon Cowell… no, really it is. Aside from being one of the most powerful people in television, swimming through his cash like Scrooge McDuck, and fending off females, there's simply little time for everything else in life.
Ellen DeGeneres will be the fourth judge on the ninth season of American Idol, premiering in January 2010, FOX reported in a press release. She'll be a permanent fixture on the panel with Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, and Kara DioGuardi after the auditions, which will feature guest judges like Victoria Beckham and Neil Patrick Harris.
This is American Idol - the hit FOX musical reality series.Three judges: Harry Connick Jr , Jennifer Lopez , Keith Urban , along with host Ryan Seacrest search the US for the next American Idol, a pop star that truly shines above all the rest. Past judges included Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Kara DioGuardi, Ellen DeGeneres, Steven Tyler, Mariah Carey , Nicki Minaj & Randy Jackson . With help from the viewers, they will decide from thousands of participants who will walk away with a record deal and the fame and fortune that is sure to come along with it. It has since emerged as hit series in its own right, propelling FOX to the top of television rankings, inspiring various merchandise, and launching the careers of many hit-stars. American Idol airs Wednesday & Thursday nights.moreless