Ratings News Week 15

This week’s preliminary Nielsen ratings

Tuesday:

“Idol” averaged 25.6 million viewers and a 9.6 rating/27 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by Nielsen Media Research. It was the top show in both key ratings measures, though it was down compared with last week (26.5 million, 10.2/28).

Despite the hype surrounding this week’s Idol Gives Back charity fundraiser, Tuesday’s ratings were down 3% from last week, and down 10% from  last year  (28.6 million viewers and a 11.5/30 share).

Wednesday:

“Idol” averaged 26.4 million viewers and a 10 rating/26 share in the adults 18-49 demographic, according to preliminary data released Thursday by Nielsen Media Research. It rose from 21.6 million viewers at 8 p.m. to a peak of 30.2 million at 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s Idol Gives Back  overall  ratings were down  9 % from last week’s results show  (28.9 million viewers and a 11.2/28 share) and down  6 % from last year’s Top 6 results show  (28.2 million viewers and a 11.6/28 share).

Vote Totals

The voting totals  were up 47%  this year (70 million)  from last year’s Top 6 results  total of 47.5 million.   This year, viewers’ votes were matched 10 cents per call by News Corp–giving fans an incentive to vote more than usual. The voting window was 4 hours, twice as long as last year’s 2 hours.

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