Early Ratings: Lindsey Vonn and NBC Ski Past FOX and American Idol

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Based on the preliminary household metered market numbers it looks like American Idol’s streak of not losing a single half hour to the competition — any of its competition — for the past six years is over.

In the early metered market numbers NBC saw growth Wednesday night and won every half hour:

Vancouver Olympic Winter Games (NBC)
8:00 p.m.: 16.4/26 (#1)
8:30 p.m.: 19.0/29 (#1)
9:00 p.m.: 19.1/28 (#1)
9:30 p.m.: 20.4/29 (#1)
10:00 p.m.: 20.6/31 (#1)
10:30 p.m.: 20.0/33 (#1)

(via Marc Berman)

In the 9pm-10pm hour American Idol was a very distant second with a 12.3/18 household rating/share.

Though these numbers are preliminary and I suppose  it’s possible American Idol could still win out with adults 18-49, given the share differences there’s no chance that Idol will have more viewers, and I’d guess NBC wins the hour with adults 18-49, too.  We’ll know for sure a little bit later in the morning.

blog comments powered by Disqus