Primetime Ratings: 1960s Night on American Idol Tops Tuesday Night
Fox Cruises to Win, Topping Other Four Networks Combined
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/20/2008 8:48:00 AM
Two hours of American Idol was two too many for the competition. Fox easily won Tuesday night, 1960s night for the would-be Idols, averaging an 11.2/22 in the 18-49 demo over the two-hour show, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Together, ABC, CBS, NBC and The CW averaged a 7.8 rating/20 share on the night.
NBC was second to Fox with a 3.3/8 thanks to The Biggest Loser, which averaged a 3.8/9 from 9 p.m.-10 p.m. against Idol's second hour.
CBS was third with a 2/5 led by NCIS from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. with a 2.1/5.
ABC could only manage a 1.5/4, with Boston Legal leading the way with a 1.9/5 for last place from 10 p.m.-11 p.m.
The CW was fifth with a 1/3, led by One Tree Hill with a 1.3/3 from 9 p.m.-10 p.m., only two-tenths of a rating point behind ABC in the time period.
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