|Scoreboard for Tue. March 25, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||20.99||12.67||8.06||7.11||1.64|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||8.3/21||3.0/8||2.9/6||2.0/5||0.7/2|
American Idol was on for an hour and a half and FOX won the night in a blowout. Even with an hour of Dancing With the Stars (two hours, if you count the recap), ABC was a very, very distant second. DWTS is a hit for ABC, but it's no AI. Especially in the 18-49 where AI drew a 9.6/24 and the DWTS results show a 3.8/9. Idol's domination is kind of scary.
While the spread between total viewers between American Idol and Dancing with the Stars was smaller than the spread between DWTS and The Biggest Loser, the gap in the 18-49 ratings was much smaller. Loser had a 3.1/8 among 18-49 viewers in the overnight ratings. Not too shabby up against AI and DWTS!
In last place (unless you count the CW) was CBS, with an NCIS repeat, Big Brother, and the series finale of Jericho performed pretty much exactly the way they have for the last few weeks. Which, other than NCIS was not so great.
I enjoyed the Jericho finale -- even though they didn't nuke Cheyenne, there were still enough explosions (and aciton) to keep me happy. and I wish there was some way for me to buy the unaired cliffhanger right now. I'm sure I'd pay $5 for it.
One note for Reaper fans. A Reaper repeat outdrew a new Beauty and the Geek in total viewers. That can't be a bad thing for its quest for renewal.
Tuesday Night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|8:00||FOX||American Idol 8p-9:30p||24.38||9.6/24||14.3|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser (8p-10p)||7.86||3.1/8||5.1|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars Recap (8p-9p)||10.43||2.1/6||7.1|
|CW||Beauty and the Geek||1.62||0.7/2||1.3|
|9:00||CBS||Big Brother 9||5.95||2.2/5||3.4|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars||17.9||3.8/9||11.4|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)||8.54||2.6/7||6.4|
|ABC||Primetime: What Would You Do?||10.4||3.2/9||7.2|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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