'Moment,' 'Idol' give Fox a ratings win

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Fox's lie detector game show "Moment of Truth" bested all competition leading into "American Idol" Wednesday night, dominating its new time period without the benefit of an "Idol" lead-in.

Between losing the "Idol" lead and Daylight Savings Time corroding the 8 p.m. hour this week, "Moment" (10.4 million viewers, 4.1 preliminary rating among adults 18 to 49 and a 12 share) also earned its lowest Wednesday rating to date, as expected. But the show was Fox's highest-rated non-"Idol" series in the time period in more than a year and was up 17% from when "Moment" aired as an 8 p.m. special without "Idol" on Monday, Feb 25. At 9 p.m., "Idol" (26.6 million, 10.1/25) was roughly on par.

NBC was second with "Deal or No Deal" (10.2 million, 4.1/12), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (7.8 million, 1.9/5) and "Law & Order" (11.7 million, 3.3/9). The veteran flagship series won the 10 p.m. hour with its highest rating in nearly two months.

ABC was third with "Wife Swap" (6.3 million, 2.4/7), "Supernanny" (5.9 million, 2.3/6) and "Men in Trees" (5.6 million, 1.7/5).

CBS came in fourth with "Big Brother" (5.4 million, 1.8/5) and repeats.

The CW aired "America's Next Top Model" (3.6 million, 1.8/5) and a repeat.
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