Wednesday's ratings recap:
* 8 pm/ET
Fox's Lie to Me wore its new time slot well, topping the hour with 11.12 million total viewers - a 9 percent increase over its most recent, apres-Idol audience. CBS' sitcombo placed second, with both Old Christine (7.63 mil, +310K) and Gary Unmarried (7.71 mil, +450K) seeing gains. Top Model was looking pretty in third (!) place, surging 15 percent from its premiere to 4.47 mil.
* 9 pm
American Idol unveiled its "Judges' Save" twist to 24.9 million viewers, an increase of 11 percent from last Wednesday's results show (yet down 6 percent year-over-year). Criminal Minds came in second with 14 mil. Life, at 5.3 mil, was up 430 thou. Lost returns next week!
* 10 pm