TV Ratings: Another 'American Idol' victory Tuesday
For the night, FOX averaged a 13.8 rating/21 share and 24.2 million viewers. That was nearly double the number of viewers for second-place
FOX's 8.9 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic once again beat the combined total for its competitors. NBC took second with a 3.2. CBS, 2.5, came in third, a little ahead of ABC's 2.3. The CW trailed at 0.7.
"American Idol" earned a 12.9/20 at 8 p.m. An
"American Idol" jumped to 14.7/22 in its second hour. CBS held onto second with a repeat of "The Mentalist," 8.2/13.
ABC moved up to first place at 10 p.m. with "The Bachelor: After the Final Rose, Part 2," which scored a 7.4/12. A "Without a Trace" repeat drew a 6.9/11 for CBS, while a "Law & Order: SVU" repeat on NBC came in at 4.7/8.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.