Couple more thoughts on ABC’s decision to move Lost to 10 p.m. Wednesdays when it returns in February:
First, this is probably the best move they can make to protect the show’s audience. Criminal Minds was already eating away at the show’s ratings, and to put it up against both that and American Idol might have bordered on suicidal. ABC’s rebuild over the past few seasons has been impressive, but it’s also still a little fragile. Its schedule doesn’t quite have the depth of CBS, nor can it carpet-bomb with one show like FOX does with AI.
Second, I feel kinda bad for the people involved in The Knights of Prosperity and In Case of Emergency. ABC has to put something in the 9 p.m. Wednesday hour, but it doesn’t feel like those two shows — I liked the pilot for Knights and haven’t seen Emergency yet — will get much of a chance. They premiere opposite a BCS bowl (Notre Dame vs. LSU in the Sugar Bowl) on Jan. 3, then get one week on their own before Idol moves in. Ouch.
What do you think of the schedule changes? Do you mind staying up an hour later for Lost?