|Scoreboard for Tue. April 8, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||17.85||10.75||8.91||8.26||1.77|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||7.2/18||2.5/6||3.4/9||2.3/6||0.7/2|
American Idol was on and FOX won the night across the board. American Idol is off its former glory but still commanding 24 million viewers and a 8.9/24 in the 18-49 demographic. Later on FOX was Hell's Kitchen which had less than half the viewers as Idol, but retained more than 50% of the 18-49 demographic. The 11.63 million viewers and the 5.4/13 rating/share in the demo may be adjusted downward in the finals as again, according to my DVR, Idol ran into the 9pm hour a little bit. But Gordon Ramsay is an 18-49 demo force, with almost five million fewer viewers than Dancing With the Stars, HK still won the age demographic.
Chef must know his status, he just does whatever he wants on the show - including ejecting someone who was not nominated for ejection. Nonetheless, I find that I cannot "get out of Hell's Kitchen."
Over on ABC the aforementioned DWTS results show pulled in 16.54 million with a 3.5/9 demo rating/share, obviously its biggest show of the night, and significantly bigger in viewers and the demo than the hours worth of Just for Laughs (season finale) that came before it. At 10pm Boston Legal was back and won the hour with 10.16 million viewers. But it was beaten by a repeat of Law & Order: SVU in the 18-49 demographic. BL's numbers will likely be adjusted down as well since DWTS ran a couple of minutes into the 10pm hour.
Over on CBS, NCIS raked in 13.88 million, but trailed both The Biggest Loser and of course Idol in the 18-49 demographic. Big Brother gave another consistent Tuesday night performance (consistently under 6.5 million viewers). But the verdict is in, not that many people want to watch Star Trek's Sulu (George Takei) sing country I guess. Only 4.61 million tuned in for Secret Talents of the Stars, with a 1.5/4 in the demographic. And yes, that is significantly worse than Jericho performed in the same timeslot.
Over on NBC The Biggest Loser has to get a little love. Two hours worth averaged 9.05 million viewers and a 3.7/9, leading NBC to second place for the night in the age demographic, despite the third place finish overall. And a 3.0/8 in the demo for the Law & Order: SVU repeat was not shabby either.
Things are rough for the CW. A repeat of Reaper did just about as well as a new installment of Beauty and the Geek. Neither did very well at all.
See the night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|8:00||FOX||American Idol 8p-9p||24.00||8.9/24||14.4|
|NBC||The Biggest Loser (8p-10p)||9.05||3.7/9||5.5|
|ABC||Just for Laughs||5.46||1.4/4||1.5|
|CW||Beauty and the Geek||1.80||0.8/2|
|8:30||ABC||Just for Laughs||5.64||1.5/4||3.4|
|9:00||CBS||Big Brother 9||6.30||2.4/6||3.6|
|ABC||Dancing With the Stars||16.54||3.5/9||11.4|
|10:00||CBS||Secret Talents pf the Stars||4.61||1.5/4||2.9|
|NBC||Law & Order: SVU (Repeat)||8.62||3.0/8||6.6|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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