Ratings: High note for House

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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I love you House keep it going!
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Great Show Keep It Up.
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omg well done to house!! unfortunately i dont live in america so we are waay behind on house epsiodes! but season 3 is great so far!!



house is defs the best show! but this stuff about veronica mars! all i can say is its a great show!! not better than house but if the channels gave it a chance it wud do really well!! where im from its on really late so like no one watches it! yet if they put it in a better time slot and advertised it a bit more i think it wud get really good ratings!



HOUSE ROCKS FOREVER!
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HOUSE IS BRILLIANT
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There was a song played on "House" in one episode and it sounded like Aaron Neville. It was jazz. Does anyone know the name of the song I am referring to?
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Dr. Gregory House is so sweet. I love this show. I wish I could be his....
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I love House.
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house is the best ever!!!!
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Love this show! Hugh Laurie is the best. Very "addicting" to watch.
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Oh God.

Brilliant! Love those actors! Hugh Laurie forever! :)
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There have been many shows that I have watched religiously... House, Am Idol, etc. but there was always one undedog show that I love that has a chance of being cut. Before it was Alias and now it is Veronica Mars. I just started watching VM when it switched to the CW. The show summary sounds stupid and i thought it would be. A high school detective yada yada. But i watched it and it is the best show i have ever seen. When watched from the beginning (season 1) it is amazing! It all makes sense and i love it. So do critics and anybody who gives it a chance! So please watch it once and if you dont like it dont watch it again. I dont want my favorite show to go off the air.
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27 million for House...wow...titan ratings!!! Does anybody know what VM needs to avoid being cut? I heard the CW was happy with its 3.3 ratings earlier this year, will that be enough to keep our plucky little detective around for one more year?
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Why do people not watch great shows like Veronica Mars?! Why that other crap??!!
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House is such a great show. I hope the ratings remain solid.
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Go NCIS! You are the best!



Veronica Mars can definitely do better!! :D
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american idol is the 2nd worst show on tv ahead of only family guy. On another happier note HOUSE RULES!
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C'mon V! You can do better than that!
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Another BRILLIANT episode! Just keeps getting better!!
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HOuse is AWESOME!!

House FOREVER!!
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HOuse is AWESOME!!

House FOREVER!!
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Idol needs to go into a hole and die, they need more shows like House
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House is the most intelligent, well-acted, and brilliant show I've had the blessings to see in so very long, maybe ever. Hugh Laurie could not have been a better choice. He is SO funny, whether introducing at the globes, or picking up. He is 'us', he is real, he's not at all affected or hung up on himself or cares about the 'bling' of the world. He's misrable, rude, crude, and yet we know his heart is in there somewhere, we get glimpses and those are well worth the wait. Hats off to the writers of the show, as a former nurse, I have a hard time keeping up!!! You do your research very well. Very impressed viewer who pushes your show whenever I can. Pat in MN
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House #1!!!!!
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Haha, that would mean for the week it'd be:

#1: American Idol
#2: American Idol
#3: House

Poor Grey's Anatomy & CSI will have to round out the top 5...
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Awesome, go House!
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House rocks our socks.
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Actually I'm particularly happy for our charming Gilmore duo; thank God there is an alternative to reality shows at any given time. Way to go girls!
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Wow, never expected House would do THAT well (thx Idol)... Plus that ep. was really well written. David Shore's a god.
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Go 24 and Go House.
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i love house. i would die w/o my weekly house fix!
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House and Heroes ROCK!!
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Yay FOX! You have two of my fave shows, 24 & House. Luv the great ratings for House.
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boya-ka. gp House.
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Oh yeah i forgot about MLB/NFL...Fox Sports = #1 too
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house is number one
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FOX = #1

24 = #1
Prison Break = #2
House = #3
Family Guy = #4
War at Home = #5

get the point?....
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HOUSE is # 1
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were hilarious.
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I liked House yesterday, the first ten minutes was hilarious.
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I'm sick of reading that Veronica Mars got crushed by whatever on Tuesday nights. That's a show deserving a good audience it'll never get.
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House was brilliant last night, I think it was one of the more heartfelt deeper episodes that finally makes House evaluate and look at himself closer.
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I haven't seen last night's House episode yet...I'm happy it scored a good result, it's a great show
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Again CBS and NBC ran repeats, so the ratings are some what tainted.
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That was an awesome episode.
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obviously, since the American Idol/House combo on Tuesdays is like the best pair up ever...27.8 million?! wow!
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