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ABC is moving “Lost” out of the way of the “American Idol” juggernaut.
Alphabet’s January sked, set to be unveiled later today, has “Lost” moving to Wednesdays at 10 when it returns Feb. 7, insiders said. Shift ensures the third-year skein won’t have to battle the Fox behemoth.
A year ago, “Lost” took a notable ratings hit once “Idol” returned. Skein has held steady in the ratings this fall vs. last spring, but ABC execs clearly don’t want to take the chance of further slippage.
Net’s affils should be happy with the shift. With “Lost” at 10 p.m., ABC will be delivering local stations their best numbers for the slot in years.
ABC isn’t completely backing away from “Idol,” however.