American Idol 10 Ratings: Austin Averages 24.9M Viewers

American Idol ratings for last night’s Austin audition episode via TV By The Numbers:

Viewers were up vs the third Tuesday of last season, although the ratings were down 2% in the key demo.

American Idol’s 8.9 adults 18-49 rating was down just 3% vs. last Wednesday’s 2 hour episode (but up 3% vs. Wednesday’s 8pm hour alone), and just 2% below the 9.1 adults 18-49 rating for the third Tuesday airing last season. For the PR minded, Idol’s average viewership of 24.9 million increased 2% vs. the third Tuesday last season. Human Target got only a little ratings bump from Idol, increasing just 14% from its Monday rating this week to a 2.4 rating.

See the breakdown by half hour after the jump…

8:00

FOX American Idol 10 8.4 23 23.669
ABC The Middle – R 1.7 5 6.913
NBC Minute To Win It 1.6 5 5.561
CBS Live To Dance 1.0 3 4.786
CW Smallville – R 0.5 1 1.291

8:30

FOX American Idol 10 9.3 24 26.185
ABC The Middle – R 1.8 5 6.535
NBC Minute To Win It 1.8 5 6.179
CBS Live To Dance 0.9 2 4.816
CW Smallville – R 0.4 1 1.072

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