The two night American Idol finale lead Fox to easy domination of last week's broadcast primetime ratings. The week included 3 days of the regular broadcast season (which ended May 26) and four days of "summer". Even with the Dancing with the Stars finale, ABC could manage no more than a tie for third with NBC in adults 18-49. Now it's broadcast TV "summer" until late September!
Note that the chart includes RATINGS not VIEWERS as was typical in our weekly network ratings posts prior to July, 2009.
Each rating point is a percentage of the US TV population in that demographic group and equals: 2.90 million viewers, 1.32 million adults 18-49, 0.68 million adults 18-34 and 1.24 million adults 25-54.
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