'American Idol' Rules Wednesday


Fast National ratings for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2008

An "American Idol" clip show is still "American Idol," and that meant another ratings win for FOX on Wednesday.

FOX averaged a 12.1 rating/19 share for the night, beating second-place CBS, 6.2/10, by a wide margin. NBC finished third at 5.9/9, and ABC, 4.4/7, came in fourth. The CW was well back at 1.1/2.

In the adults 18-49 demographic, FOX's 8.7 rating lapped the field. CBS, 2.7, was a distant second, followed by ABC, 2.5, and NBC, 2.3. The CW trailed with a 0.7.

"American Idol's" "Best of the Rest" audition wrapup scored a 14.6/23 for FOX at 8 p.m. A "Deal or No Deal" repeat, 5.3/8, put NBC in second. CBS took third with reruns of "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory," topping ABC's "Wife Swap," 4.4/7. An "America's Next Top Model" clip show delivered a 1.2/2 for The CW.

FOX stayed on top at 9 p.m. with "The Moment of Truth," 9.7/15, down a little bit from last week. CBS moved up to second with a "Criminal Minds" rerun, 6.8/10. "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" earned a 5.4/8 for NBC, edging the 5.1/8 for "Supernanny" on NBC. The CW aired a "One Tree Hill" rerun.

At 10 p.m., CBS' "CSI: NY" and NBC's "Law & Order" tied for first in households at 6.9/11, with CBS drawing a few more total viewers. ABC's "Cashmere Mafia" drew a 3.7/6.

  • 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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