Nielsen Overnight Ratings for Episode 3 (San Diego Auditions)

The fast overnights are in, and while American Idol dominated the night per usual, the ratings are still down compared to last year:

Fox dominated, of course, on this American Idol-populated Tuesday. In the very distant No. 2 spot was NBC, followed by CBS, ABC and the CW.

American Idol stood well above any Tuesday series, with a hefty 29.05 million viewers and an 11.7 rating/29 share among adults 18-49 from 8-9 p.m. But comparably, that was a loss of 4.60 million viewers and 13 percent among adults 18-49 from the year-ago telecast (Viewers: 33.65 million; A18-49: 13.5/33 on Jan. 30, 2007).

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