was finally silenced on Tuesday night as Fox's American Idol performance
finale helped the network win in the 18-49 demo with an overall with a 5.4
rating/15 share, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. Idol netted a
6.2, down 16% from last week's two-hour show, which aired on Wednesday (it was
also down 7% from last year's performance finale). The season finale of Glee
drew a 4.6, which was 28% higher than last week.
ABC came in second
with a 3.7/10, but first in total viewers. The two-hour season finale of Dancing
With the Stars drew a 4.4 during the 9-11 p.m. hour, up by 29%.
NBC came in third
with a 3.3/9, and was defeated Tuesday night in the demo for the first time
since The Voice premiered. Prior to Voice, the two-hour season
finale of The Biggest Loser: Couples drew a 3.1, up 11%. Voice
fell 16% to a 3.8.
CBS had an overall
1.7/4 in a night of all repeats.
The CW aired all
repeats for a 0.2/1.