Led by American Idol, Fox got over the Wednesday “hump” in winning fashion, with an advantage over the No. 2 network (CBS in total viewers; ABC among adults 18-49) of 4.89 million viewers and 1.7 rating points in the demo).
The live American Idol Results Show stood well above the competition with 19.39 million viewers and a 6.5 rating/17 share among adults 18-49 at 9 p.m. Comparably, that built from a repeat of Lie to Me (Viewers: #3, 5.28 million; A18-49: #2, 1.7/ 3), which will be keeping the Wednesday 8 p.m. hour occupied until new dramedy The Good Guys debuts on May 19, by 14.11 million viewers and 282 percent in the demo. Needless to say, Crystal Bowersox is an absolute lock to win this season.
This morning’s preliminary numbers are a little higher than Tuesday’s numbers. It will be interesting to see if that holds up once the final numbers are in.