Fast National ratings for Tuesday, April 14, 2009
A night of movie songs on "American Idol" led FOX to its usual ratings win Tuesday.
FOX scored a 10.0 rating/15 share and close to 17.5 million viewers in primetime, beating out second-place CBS' 8.2/13 and 12.9 million viewers. ABC, 5.6/9, edged NBC, 5.2/8, for third. The CW trailed with a 1.4/2.
FOX also ruled the adults 18-49 ratings with a 6.3 rating. NBC took second in the demographic with a 3.3, followed by CBS at 2.6. ABC averaged 2.1 and The CW 1.0.
"American Idol" scored a 13.3/21 for FOX at 8 p.m., up a little from last week's performance show. An "NCIS" rerun, 8.6/13, put CBS in second. "The Biggest Loser: Couples" drew a 5.1/8 for NBC, while an hour of "According to Jim" averaged 3.0/5 for ABC. "Reaper" brought up the rear for The CW.
ABC took the lead at 9 thanks to the "Dancing with the Stars" results show, 9.4/14. A repeat of "The Mentalist" kept CBS in second, while FOX's "Fringe" earned a 6.7/10 (and led the hour among adults 18-49). "The Biggest Loser: Couples" improved to 6.1/9, and "90210" (1.4/2) built a little bit on its lead-in to finish with a 1.4/2 for The CW.
"Without a Trace," 8.4/14, moved CBS to the front at 10 o'clock. ABC's "Cupid," 4.4/7, finished second in viewers despite NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" rerun, 4.5/7, having a slightly better household rating.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.
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