Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
The bumping of "American Idol's" performance show to Wednesday this week had little effect on the show's ratings, as FOX once again cruised to a ratings win.
FOX drew a 13.8 rating/22 share for the night, drawing more than double the number of viewers (24.25 million to 10.86 million) of second-place CBS, 7.0/11. ABC and NBC tied for third in households at 4.2/7, with ABC drawing a few more viewers. The CW could only muster a 0.6/1.
In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 8.9 rating beat everybody else combined. ABC and CBS tied for second at 2.7. NBC, 2.2, came in fourth, and The CW was way back with a 0.3.
The first hour of "American Idol" delivered a 13.4/21 at 8 p.m. "The Biggest Loser: Couples," 5.5/9, put NBC in second. Reruns of "Old Christine" and "Gary Unmarried" averaged 3.9/6 for CBS, beating the 3.3/5 for a "Lost" repeat on ABC. The CW aired a "Privileged" rerun.
"American Idol" improved to 14.2/22 at 9 p.m. "Criminal Minds" scored a solid 9.0/14 to move CBS into second. A new "Lost" earned a 5.9/9 for ABC. NBC slipped to fourth with "Life," 3.3/5, which was still way ahead of The CW's "90210" repeat.
CBS took over the top spot at 10 p.m. with "CSI: NY," 8.2/14. A "Law & Order" rerun posted a 3.9/7 for NBC, topping the 3.6/6 for "Life on Mars" on ABC.
Ratings information is taken from fast national data, which includes live and same-day DVR viewing. All numbers are preliminary and subject to change.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times