Primetime Ratings: Lindsey Vonn Snatches Gold Ratings Away From 'Idol'

Fox juggernaut settles for second place for first time in six years
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American Idol had to settle for the silver medal for the first time
in six years. It's the first time Idol had lost a single half hour to
its competition since 2004. NBC bested American Idol across the board
from 9pm-10pm
and in most demographics (though it was a tie with women 18-34).

In the 9pm hour, Idol averaged
a 6.9/17 rating /share with adults 18-49 to NBC's 9.0/22. NBC averaged over 30
million viewers for that hour (30.065M) to Fox's 18.42 million.

On the night NBC averaged an 8.9/23 rating/share with adults 18-49 and 29.26
million viewers overall.

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