The interview was online by this website: J.J. Abrams | The A.V. Club
I thought this was kind of shocking:
So, J.J. didn't direct the most popular episode so far? Kind of interesting. My BF and I have seen a couple of episodes. It's good, but I think we're bigger fans of J.J. Abrams other work (Ahem, "Cloverfield").AVC: You didn't direct the Fringe pilot.
JA: No, I was directing Star Trek, and the studio didn't want me to put that on hold so I could go do my TV thing. [Laughs.]