I’ve got your updated Season 6 ratings chart here.
From the Hollywood Reporter, Tuesday’s ratings (ignore the headline in the article, the show wasn’t actually live, but taped over the weekend):
The two-hour “Idol” averaged 29.4 million viewers and an 11.7 rating/30 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. It built from 25.9 million viewers at 8 pm. to a peak of 31.3 million at 9 p.m. before falling slightly to 30.9 million for its last half hour. But its demo rating was a steady climb upward through the entire two hours, rising from a 10.0/27 at 8 p.m. to a 12.8/31 at 9:30 p.m.
“Idol” was the unquestioned winner between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. with an average 30.3 million viewers and a 12.2 rating/31 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. Wednesday’s telecast was up 3% in the demo compared to Tuesday.
On Thursday, Idol won it’s time slot, but not the night. Grey’s Anatomy won the evening:
“Grey’s” averaged 27.3 million viewers and an 11.6 rating/27 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Friday by Nielsen Media Research.
“Grey’s” won not only the 9 p.m. hour but also the night in all major categories, which is a real accomplishment given the fact that “American Idol” made its first enchroachment into Thursday so far this season.
It was the first time so far this season that “American Idol” wasn’t the biggest thing on TV, although the first night of four cuts still dominated its 8 p.m. time period and dampened ratings for its rivals. “Idol” averaged 24.2 million viewers and a 9.0/23 in the demo, easily dismissing CBS’ “Survivor: Fiji” (13.6 million, 4.6/12) plus NBC’s “My Name Is Earl” (8.7 million, 3.6/10) and “The Office” (8.2 million, 4.2/10), which seemed to suffer to varying degrees. “Survivor” took the biggest hit, down from the 16.1 million and 5.6/15 it had when it premiered last week. “The Office” was close to last week’s 4.4 in adults 18-49.