'Lipstick' lost in ratings jungle


The second episode of this season's "Lost" hardly skipped a beat Thursday, though the premiere of NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" was less than pretty.

"Lipstick" was beaten at 10 p.m. in viewers by a repeat of "Without a Trace" and in adults 18-49 by the sophomore episode of "Eli Stone." It dropped from its lead-in, "Celebrity Apprentice," as well, though it gained in women 18-34 and won the hour in women 18-34 and women 18-49.

On the other hand, "Lost" (15.3 million, 6.5 rating/16 share in 18-49) was the dominant player of the night. It lost only a little bit from last week in 18-49 and viewership.

CBS won at 8 p.m. with the premiere of "Survivor: Micronesia" (14 million, 4.8/13). ABC's "Stone" (8.8 million, 3.3/9) was down 19% compared with its premiere while "Lipstick" (7.5 million, 2.9/8) came in second place in 18-49. A repeat of "Trace" (10.2 million, 2.7/7) won the hour in viewership.