Thursday, May 04, 2006

Overnight TV Ratings -- "Idol" Paris-less But Still Strong

"American Idol" pulled in 28.5 milllion viewers, with the sleazily enjoyable "Unan1mous" dropping by 50%. (It won't be back.) The second half of the "House" two-parter did well for the timeslot but lower than the show normall draws, reaching 16.7 million. "One Tree Hill" probably said goodbye and "Alias" is limping to its finale, ranking #5 in the coveted 18-49 category it used to dominate. "Lost" held its own opposite "Idol," finding 15 million viewers (and more once "Idol" was over, so they saw Michael gun down two fellow Islanders). Remember kids, don't drink and drive if you want a job on "Lost." Meanwhile, "Law & Order" is much reduced, despite being hastily put back in its old slot. It only drew 10 million viewers last night, a far cry from its heyday.


Anonymous said...

Whether we choose to believe them or not, here is the explanation from the writers as to whether the Lost characters were killed for their drinking & driving:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if the first link worked or not, so here is the link to the original article on

Michael in New York said...

I saw that. But heck, it's too much of a coincidence -- on a show filled with coincidences bursting with portent -- to ignore. Besides, their quote that when Rodriguez joined the show she warned them that she was a "free spirit" is not the same as simply saying, we always knew her character was going to have a short arc and be gone before the end of the season. I sort of believe them. Sort of.