Here’s yer updated Season 6 Ratings chart.
Preliminary ratings from the Hollywood Reporter for Week 8:
American Idol was the night’s top show in all key demographics, with Nielsen estimating 27.8 million viewers and a 10.9 rating/29 share in adults 18-49. That’s up 4% in viewership and 3% in the demo compared to the same week last year.
The performance “Idol” featuring the remaining eight female contestants drew 28.5 million viewers and 11.1 rating/30 share among adults 18-49, according to preliminary data from Nielsen Media Research.
“Idol” walked to an easy victory at 8 p.m…American Idol (27.4 million, 10.3/28) adults 18-49.
Check out Season 5 ratings for a comparison:
Tue (Top 8 Girls) 28.5 mill 11.8/31
Wed (Top 8 Guys) 30.3 mill 12.4/32
Thu (Top 16 Results) 27.1 mill 10.8/28
My source for Season 5 numbers is TV Week.com. According to their figures (they quote Nielsen, just like the Hollywood Reporter) is that Tuesday and Wednesday’s ratings are down this year, Thursday’s are up by just a smidgen.
Whatever ratings increase Season 6 started out with over Season 5 at the beginning of the season seems to have dropped back. The comparisons are fun, aren’t they? Heh.