FOX Is 'Smarter' Tuesday
As usual, a whole bunch of people watched "American Idol" Tuesday. Most of them stuck around for the premiere of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?," giving
FOX averaged a 16.6 rating/25 share in primetime.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 11.9 rating was miles ahead of everyone else. CBS finished second in the demo at 3.4, followed by NBC at 3.0. ABC's 2.2 was good for fourth, topping The CW's 1.5.
The first hour of "American Idol" scored a 16.5/25 for FOX at 8 p.m. CBS'
The conclusion of "Idol," 18.5/27, and the premiere of "Are You Smarter," 14.8/22, kept FOX comfortably in the lead at 9 p.m. "The Unit," 8.1/12, kept CBS in second, and NBC held onto third with
NBC grabbed the lead at 10 p.m. with "Law & Order: SVU," 7.9/13. A "Criminal Minds" rerun, 6.9/11, on CBS tied for second with ABC's special "Bob Woodruff: To Iraq and Back."