CBS, FOX Split Wednesday's Ratings

Elvis Presley, of all people, helped CBS claim a share of the ratings title Wednesday night, along with FOX.

CBS averaged a 7.8 rating/13 share for the night, just topping FOX, 7.7/12, in households, although FOX’s 12.76 million viewers beat CBS’ 11.71 million. ABC was a solid third at 7.1/11, while NBC, 6.2/10, finished fourth. UPN’s 2.7/4 took fifth, topping The WB’s 2.0/3.

“Lost,” 10.3/17, put ABC on top by a big margin at 8 p.m. Part two of CBS’ “Elvis” miniseries finished second at 6.2/10. “Dateline” was third for NBC, ahead of back-to-back episodes of “That ’70s Show” on FOX, which managed a 4.5/7. “America’s Next Top Model” posted a 3.5/6 for UPN, topping The WB’s “Smallville.”

FOX assumed the lead at 9 p.m. with “American Idol,” 14.9/23, and “Stacked,” 7.0/11. “Elvis” improved to 7.8/12 in its final hour. “Alias” scored a 6.5/10 for ABC, while “Revelations” was fourth at 5.6/8 for NBC. “Kevin Hill” kept UPN in fifth, and The WB’s “Jack & Bobby’s” season finale finished with a 1.5/2.

“CSI: NY,” 9.5/16, won the 10 p.m. hour for CBS. “Law & Order,” 8.1/13, was a solid second for NBC, while a “Supernanny” special for ABC scored a paltry 4.4/7.

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