'Idol' rebounds from lows for another win Wed.

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"American Idol" drove Fox to another nightly win Wednesday as an average of 27.9 million viewers tuned in to see the sendoff of finalist Haley Scarnato and a live performance by Jennifer Lopez for a 10.9 rating/26 share among adults 18-49, according to preliminary Nielsen numbers.

It was an up-and-down night with "Idol" significantly improving from its season low in the 18-49 demo last week. ABC's "Lost"(11.9 million, 5.1/13) and CBS' "Jericho" (8.2 million, 2.3/6) rebounded from their series low demo numbers from last Wednesday. Meanwhile, two other series, CBS' "Criminal Minds" (12.8 million, 3.2/8) and "CSI: NY" (12.7 million, 3.4/9) logged their lowest 18-49 numbers with original episodes.

The "Idol" result show at 9 p.m. was preceded by the one-hour season finale of freshman comedy "'Til Death," which posted an OK 7.8 million viewers and 3.1/8 in 18-49 for the top spot in the hour among 18-49s. (CW's "America's Next Top Model" was second with a 2.7/8.) Also airing in the 8-9 p.m. hour was the season finale of another freshman series, NBC's "Friday Night Lights" which finished last in the time slot (6.3 million, 2.1/6).

For the night, Fox averaged 17.8 million viewers and a 7.0/18 among adults 18-49, followed by CBS (11.3 million, 3.0/8), ABC (7.6/3.0/8), NBC (6.7 million, 2.1/6) and CW (4.5 million, 2.2/6).
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