TV Ratings: 'American Idol' mows down competition
Two hours of "American Idol" were better than one for
FOX easily won the night with a 14.6 rating/23 share, drawing more than twice as many viewers as No. 2
FOX also dominated the adults 18-49 demographic with a 9.1 rating. CBS was the best of the rest at 2.9, followed by ABC at 2.7. NBC averaged 1.5 in the demo and The CW 0.9.
"American Idol" delivered a 13.9/22 for FOX at 8 p.m. A "Survivor: Tocantins" clip show -- moved to Wednesday because of CBS'
The second hour of "Idol" rose to 15.3/23 at 9. CBS' "Criminal Minds" (8.7/13) improved a bunch on its lead-in to keep CBS in second. "Lost" scored a 5.2/8 for ABC, and NBC moved up to fourth with "Life," 2.9/4. The CW aired a
At 10 p.m., "CSI: NY" drew an 8.1/14 to move CBS into the lead. "Law & Order," 4.9/8, was second for NBC, and "Life on Mars" earned a 3.5/6 for ABC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.