The 23rd Psalm Ratings

LOS ANGELES ( Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006:

Two hours' worth of "Lost" -- one new, one a clip show -- helped ABC hold off CBS and score a ratings victory Wednesday night.

ABC drew an 8.9 rating/14 share in primetime to beat CBS' 8.3/13. NBC finished third at 6.2/10. There was a fairly steep drop from there, with fourth-place FOX coming in at 3.3/5. The WB averaged 1.9/3 and UPN 1.6/2.

Among adults 18-49, ABC's 5.8 rating was enough to score a healthy win. CBS, 4.1, finished second, followed by NBC at 3.0. FOX averaged 2.2, The WB 1.3 and UPN 1.0.

"Lost: Revelation," a clip show catching viewers up on the events of this season, scored an 8.5/13 for ABC at 8 p.m. "Still Standing," 6.0/10, and "Yes, Dear," 5.9/9, put CBS in second. NBC's "E-Ring" took third with a 5.3/8. "That '70s Show" and "Stacked" were fourth for FOX, with The WB's "One Tree Hill" coming in fifth. The premiere of UPN's drama "South Beach" struggled, scoring a 1.7/3.

At 9 p.m., a new "Lost" snagged the night's biggest audience with an 11.9/18. "Criminal Minds" was a strong second for CBS at 10.3/15. "The Biggest Loser: Special Edition" fell from its premiere last week, managing only a 4.5/7 for NBC. FOX stayed in fourth with "Nanny 911," 3.5/5. A "Beauty and the Geek" casting special on The WB was fifth, edging the second hour of the "South Beach" premiere on UPN.

"Law & Order," 8.6/14, gave NBC a first-place tie with CBS' "CSI: NY" at 10 p.m., though CBS had a slight edge in total viewers. "Invasion" was third for ABC at 6.2/10.


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