|Scoreboard for Tue. Jan. 22, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||21.53||10.28||9.00||6.18||2.30|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||8.4/20||4.0/10||2.0/5||1.8/5||1.0/2|
American Idol was back, and all eyes were on it, with over 29 million viewers. Otherwise, only a repeat of House and a new Law & Order were able to muster anywhere near half as many viewers as AI. FOX easily won the night ahead of a distant second place finish by NBC.
While one could argue that both CBS’s NCIS and NBC’s The Biggest Loser hold up OK given the formidable competition from Idol, that seems like way better news for CBS with a rerun than it does for NBC. ABC’s Tuesday night lineup is just plain not competitive. Although it will definitely gain some viewers back for Tuesday night when Dancing with the Stars returns, you begin to wonder if ABC shouldn’t throw According to Jim and Carpoolers onto the scrap heap before that happens – even with fresh episodes remaining.
Perhaps ABC should do just that, but it seems unlikely. It would appear that between now and the return of DWTS, the Mouse has thrown in the towel.
Full night’s details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser 8p-10p||5.8|
|ABC||Just for Laughs (one new, one rerun 8p-9p)||4.76||1.4/4||3.4|
|CBS||The Unit (Repeat)||7.91||1.9/5||5.1|
|CW||One Tree Hill||3.05||1.4/4||2.2|
|ABC||According to Jim||6.18||2.2/5||4.1|
|10:00||NBC||Law & Order: SVU||12.97||4.6/13||9.0|
|CBS||48 Hours Mystery||6.93||2.0/5||4.8|
|8:00||NBC||The Biggest Loser 5 1/2 hourly data||6.45||2.5/7|
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Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.