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'Idol' Hands FOX Tuesday's Title

Fast National ratings for Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2008

Though it once again didn't the heights it did last year, "American Idol" was still more than strong enough to push FOX to a ratings win Tuesday.

FOX averaged a 12.3 rating/19 share in primetime, doubling up on second-place NBC, which drew a 6.5/10 (FOX had 21.53 million viewers to NBC's 10.28 million). CBS came in third with a 5.9/9. ABC, 4.1/6, was fourth, and The CW posted a 1.6/2 for fifth.

The adults 18-49 title also went to FOX, which scored an 8.4 rating in the demographic. NBC finished second at 4.0. CBS, 2.0, took third, followed by ABC, 1.8, and The CW, 1.0.

"Idol's" third audition show drew a 16.2/24 for FOX at 8 p.m. An "NCIS" rerun on CBS earned a 7.9/12. "The Biggest Loser," 4.5/7, put NBC in third, ahead of the 3.1/5 ABC got from an hour of "Just for Laughs." The CW aired a repeat of "Reaper."

FOX held the lead at 9 p.m. with a "House" rerun, 8.5/13. "The Biggest Loser" improved to 6.6/10 in its second hour, moving NBC ahead of CBS and "The Unit." ABC averaged 3.6/5 with "According to Jim" and "Carpoolers," while "One Tree Hill" delivered a 2.0/3 for The CW.

At 10 p.m., NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" posted an 8.5/14 to win the hour. "Boston Legal," 5.5/9, was second for ABC, beating out "48 Hours," 4.8/8, on CBS.

  • 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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