This is the first season Lois and I have watched most of AI. The last two seasons we've watched some of the final rounds, but since tying into my mom's DISH last November (yes, we've been on rabbit ears all of our lives until then) and adding DVR, it makes it easier to record and watch. I think no "24" yet this year probably added to our search for "our show" for the winter. Anyway, I was relieved with the choices for the final 12 and we both think the guys are much stronger than the ladies. Last Sunday we almost went into overdose because we hadn't watched two weeks worth because of a trip to CA. That's where the DVR comes in extra handy.