Ratings News Week 2

Here’s a ratings update from the Hollywood Reporter.

On Tuesday:

The first regular hourlong edition of “Idol, ” following last week’s blockbuster four-hour premiere, drew some 32.6 million viewers and 13.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic (share data was not immediately available), according to preliminary estimates from Nielsen Media Research. Fox was quick to note that last night’s “Idol” was up 7% in the demo and 8% in total viewers compared to the comparable episode that ran last year on the night of the state of the union address.

Nothing else was remotely competitive with “Idol” in the 8 p.m. hour. Even CBS’ drama “NCIS” (14.3 million, 3.3/8), which stood tall in the face of “Idol’s” Tuesday premiere last week, took a dive compared to its season averages.

On Wednesday:

 “American Idol” demolished everything in sight again in primetime on Wednesday with a two-hour edition that peaked at 36.9 million viewers in the 9 p.m. hour.

“Idol” opened up the night for Fox at 8 p.m. with 27.7 million viewers and 11.1 rating/30 share in the adults 18-49 demographic. By 9 pm., viewership had climbed to 36.9 million and 15.5/37 in the demo.

“Idol” surpassed the combined ratings of ABC, CBS, NBC and CW Network in both the 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. hours. CBS’ “Armed and Famous” (4.7 million, 1.4/4) couldn’t get arrested at 8 p.m. NBC’s “Fright Night Lights” (6 million, 1.9/5) and ABC’s combo of “George Lopez” (6.1 million, 1.9/5) and “According to Jim” (6.2 million, 2.1/5) weren’t much better off, though CW’s “Beauty and the Geek” (3.1 million, 1.3/3) held up well, relatively speaking by CW standards.

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