American Idol Ratings: The Save Wins the Night

Via Mediaweek

-Ratings Breakdown:
Fox led the Wednesday troops, of course, on the strength of the live American Idol Results Show. Second in both total viewers and adults 18-49 was CBS, followed by NBC, ABC and The CW.

By the numbers, American Idol ruled with an iron fist at 19.66 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/18 share at 9 p.m. Comparably, that beat the number two occupant in the time period (CBS’ Criminal Minds – Viewers: #2, 12.49 million; A18-49: #2, 3.5/ 9) by 7.17 million viewers and 86 percent in the demo, and it outdelivered the lead-in (Human Target – Viewers: #1, 7.67 million; A18-49: #1, 2.2/ 7 at 8 p.m.) by a massive 11.99 million viewers and 195 percent among adults 18-49. Like so many other series, Human Target is on the fence for renewal. Stay tuned.

As an aside, if Tuesday’s preliminary ratings hold up, The New York Times reports that Dancing With the Stars will once again beat American Idol in the weekly ratings race for the second week in a row. It will also be the lowest-rated Tuesday edition of the show since an hourlong episode on Aug. 13, 2002. Idol is still beating Dancing in the key demos, but those numbers appear to be slipping too.. Read more at the New York Times

Remember when they used to call Idol the Deathstar?

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