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


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.