Here’s your ratings news for this week. It’s pretty much the same old song–American Idol mows down everything in its path, striking fear in the hearts of many a network programmer…
According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, “American Idol” (13.4 rating/33 share in adults 18-49, 33.1 million viewers overall) crushed the competition at 8, and was again up a bit vs. the same night a year ago. “House” (10.2/24 in 18-49, 25.0 million viewers overall) followed with one of its best perfs to date, off some from its record-setting delivery of a week ago but more than doubling its closest pursuer in all key categories.
With American Idol in their line-up on Wednesday night, Fox won the Nielsen ratings by a landslide–and then there was everybody else.
Fox toothe night in the key 18-49 demo with an 8.1 rating/20 share in thanks to an episode (11.8/27) of Idol that assembled some of the best–and worst–performances from the various try-outs across the country.