American Idol continues to dominate the ratings. From Reuters:
Tuesday’s episode of “American Idol, ” featuring auditions of pop star wannabes in Alabama, drew 33.7 million viewers, once again dominating the prime-time schedule and giving a hefty lead-in to “House, ” Nielsen Media Research reported on Wednesday.
For those who thought the ratings could not possibly improve this year:
And “Idol” continues to rise in popularity. The first five episodes of the twice-a-week series are up 10 percent over the first five telecasts in 2006 in overall viewership, Nielsen said.
It will be interesting to compare once the actual competition starts.
More of the same news for Wednesday’s telecast. From the Hollywood Reporter:
But it was “Idol” that ruled the roost again with 31.4 million viewers and a 13.4 rating/31 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. That crushed everything at 9 pm. with only “Deal or No Deal” ( 11.4 million, 3.1/7) able to pass the 10-million viewer mark. CBS offered a repeat “Criminal Minds” (9.7 million, 2.7/6) that beat ABC’s “According to Jim” (5.7 million, 2.2/5) and “In Case of Emergency” ( 4.6 million, 1.8/4).