Fast Nielsen overnnight ratings from Marc Berman:
American Idol led the 8-9 p.m. hour, with a solid 22.54 million viewers and a 7.9 rating/22 share among adults 18-49.
As good as that is, one year earlier Idol averaged 25.09 million viewers and a 9.0/24 in the demo, based on the final nationals. To the Idol haters waiting for the show to collapse, you will have a long wait ahead!
Last Tuesday: 23.30 million; A18-49: 8.1/21