Ratings: Idol's walking on air

By Colin Mahan

Feb 14, 2007

Fox's American Idol rolled over everyone last night, as is its wont. The reality show pulled in a 12.9 rating in adults 18-49, with 31.0 million viewers overall, according to Nielsen Research. House followed and messed up the competition as well, scoring an 11.1 rating, with 26.0 million viewers overall.

At 8 p.m., Fox flew with its 12.9 for Idol. CBS earned a 3.6 for NCIS, and NBC scored a 2.4 for Dateline and took a 2.0 for a repeat of America's Funniest Home Videos. CW earned a 1.9 for Gilmore Girls.

At 9 p.m., Fox scored its 11.1 for House, CBS earned a 3.6 for The Unit, ABC took a 3.4 for Primetime, NBC snagged a 2.9 for Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and CW landed a 1.1 for Veronica Mars.

At 10 p.m., NBC posted a 4.9 for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. ABC earned a 2.8 for Boston Legal, and CBS scored a 2.6 for a repeat of Without a Trace.

Overall, Fox scored a 12.0 rating/28 share in 18-49s, with 28.5 million total average viewers; NBC, 3.4/8, 9.3 million; CBS, 3.3/8, 12.2 million; ABC, 2.7/7, 8.2 million; and CW, 1.5/4, 3.5 million.

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  • Sagitariusbri86 May 01, 2007

    Well I only watch American Idol at the beginning of the series when they go around to each city serching for quality talent because that's the good, funny parts but after that I never tune back in, just not a favorite show to watch after all the laughs are gone but glad to see that their ratings are good after hearing about the show they did to give back, that was nice, so go Idol but I still ain't watching the show.

  • I_LOVE_NCIS Apr 08, 2007

    NCIS and Veronica Mars should definitely be beating American Idol!!!

  • joeybrandojones Mar 23, 2007

    Smallville and Supernatural are the best shows ever on tv (ok, maybe after Heroes, since I love that show alot)

  • sfviewer Mar 06, 2007

    American Idol might have big ratings, good thing I'm not a network executive, I'll cancel that show in a heart beat due to poor quality.

  • bigrich817 Mar 04, 2007

    law and order criminal intent is the best show we watch it all the time svu also great show on tuesday nite idol why would people watch it silly

  • indasy Mar 01, 2007

    Veronica Mars should be beating Idol. American Idol is an uninspired repetitive show about people singing lame music. Veronica Mars is witty, funny, and original. Whats wrong with these people?

  • ramartin25 Feb 28, 2007

    I can't stand Idol. Veronica Mars is so much better, but just can't seem to get the respect it deserves.

  • valmadtv Feb 26, 2007

    Veronica Mars is an incredible show. Doesn't deserve those numbers! It's a shame!

  • go_clo Feb 23, 2007

    What the heck is wrong with people? How can people find a show about a bunch of people singing badly or singing great and getting told they suck be good? Its a piece of trash! Gilmore Girls should be getting way better reatings that dumb american idol!

  • jpratm99 Feb 20, 2007

    a shame VERONICA does not manage to garner high ratings nevertheless its awesome ...

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