Super Tuesday Not So Super – FOX Wins the Night – Idol down 16% from the Same Night Last Year

From Mediaweek:

The following results are based on the fast affiliate ratings (Live Plus Same Day data)

-Total Viewers:
Fox: 25.52 million, NBC: 7.16, CBS: 6.12, ABC: 5.26, CW: 2.36

-Adults 18-49:
Fox: 10.1 rating/24 share, NBC: 2.8/ 7, CBS: 1.5/ 4, ABC: 1.4/ 3, CW: 1.0/ 2Led by American Idol, and opposite a schedule populated with Super Tuesday Election Coverage, dominant Fox beat the four networks combined by 5.43 million viewers and 51 percent among adults 18-49. American Idol opened the evening with 27.79 million viewers and an 11.2 rating/28 share among adults 18-49 at 8 p.m., followed by House at a very compatible 23.24 million viewers and a 9.0/21 in the demo at 9 p.m.

However, Idol continues to slip compared to Season 6:

American Idol opened the evening with a 16.2 rating/24 share at 8 p.m. (16 percent below the year-ago overnight results: 19.3/28 on Feb. 6, 2007).

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