|Scoreboard for Weds. April 9, 2008|
|Total Viewers (million)||17.60||10.47||6.99||6.18||2.15|
|Rating/Share: Adults 18-49||6.7/18||2.8/7||1.9/5||2.2/6||1.0/3|
's second annual Idol Gives Back telethon dominated the broadcast spectrum from 8pm-10pm with 17.60 million viewers and a 6.7/18 /share in the 18-49 demographic. FOX cruised to another nightly victory, but if you had any doubt that a telethon is not as popular as the regular talent show, doubt no more. The last time a 2 hour edition of AI appeared on a Wednesday this season (Feb 20, 2008), Idol drew in 28.67 million and had an 11.1/27. Still, pulling in close to 18 million viewers for a telethon and winning the night anyway is an impressive show of dominance.
Other thanat 8pm and its lackluster showing, CBS fared very nicely with new episodes of and : NY. Minds drew over 13 million viewers and a 3.3/8 in the 18-49 demographic which led CBS to second place finishes overall, and in the 18-49 demo.
Over on ABC, Wife Swap couldn't draw even five million, and fared well under a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 age demo.cracked the 5 million mark, but not 6 million, althou at least it did better than a 2.0 rating in the demo. ABCs most watched show of the night was Primetime: The Last Lecture - A Love Story For Your Life, drawing over 8.2 million and a 2.7/7 in the 18-49 category.
Other than Deal or No Deal, which drew over 9.6 million and a 2.4/7 in the 18-49 demo, NBC ran with repeats of Law & Order: CI, and Law & Order
See Wednesday night's full details:
|Time||Network||Show||Viewers (Millons)||18-49 Rating/Share||HH Rating|
|NBC||Deal or No Deal||9.61||2.4/7||6.3|
|FOX||: Idol Gives Back (8p-10p)||17.6||6.7/18||10.9|
|NBC||Law & Order: Criminal Intent (R )||5.16||1.5/4||4.1|
|CW||Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (Repeat)||1.88||0.9/2||1.7|
|10:00||ABC||Primetime: The Last Lecture?||8.21||2.7/7||6.2|
|NBC||Law & Order (Repeat)||6.19||1.8/5||4.8|
Nielsen Ratings Source: Nielsen Media Research. Full night's results available via Marc Berman/Mediaweek.
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