Ratings: High note for House

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Fox's House scored series-best ratings last night, snagging an 11.2 rating in adults 18-49, with 27.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen Research. House held 84 percent of its lead-in from American Idol.

Idol continues to post big numbers in its sixth season. Last night's episode took a 13.3 rating with 33 million viewers. The combo helped Fox to an easy win for the night.

CW's Gilmore Girls had solid numbers despite bearing up against Idol, earning a 2.1 and 4.3 million viewers. Veronica Mars fared less well against House, with a 1.2 rating and 2.7 million viewers.

At 8 p.m., Fox scored a 13.3 for Idol, with CBS earning a 2.3 for an NCIS repeat. NBC and CW each scored a 2.1, for Dateline and Gilmore Girls, respectively. ABC scored a 1.7 with an America's Funniest Home Videos rerun.

At 9 p.m., Fox took an 11.2 for House, with CBS earning a 2.3 for a Unit repeat. NBC earned a 2.0 for a repeat of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, and ABC scored a combined 1.4 for Big Day and a Knights of Prosperity repeat. CW scored a 1.2 for Veronica Mars.

At 10 p.m., NBC earned a 2.9 for a repeat of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. CBS and ABC each earned a 2.7, for 48 Hours Mystery and Boston Legal, respectively.

Overall, Fox towered over the other nets with a 12.3 rating/30 share and 30.5 million total average viewers; CBS, 2.4/6, 10.0 million; NBC, 2.3/6, 6.8 million; ABC, 1.9/5, 6.4 million; CW, 1.7/4, 3.5 million.

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