was down 12% from last Tuesday, but its 9.0 adults 18-49 rating still easily carried Fox to the win for the night. Idol is down 4% overall in the adults 18-49 demo from its first 5 episodes last season. A new episode of Human Target
fell 6% from last week’s pilot repeat that followed Idol. Target’s real test will come next week, when it begins its regular 8pm Wednesday timeslot. Note that there was an Idol overrun into the 9pm hour, the final ratings will likely have an increase for Idol and a decrease for Target.
Moved early to accommodate a Lost
repeat at 9, Scrubs
was down 8% to a 1.2 rating and Better Off Ted
was down 17% to a 1.0 rating. With Lost
returning next week, ABC’s Tuesday embarrassments are likely at an end.
After repeats last week, NCIS
was down 5% from its last new episode to a 4.1 rating, but NCIS:LA
bounced way back, up 27%, to a 3.8 rating, just about its season average. For the zealots, NCIS viewer gap with American Idol of just over 4 million was as close as it ever has been.
NBC’s Biggest Loser
was down 7% to a 3.8 rating. And The Jay Leno Show
likely missed its last chance to win a broadcast ratings hour. Its 2.0 rating was up 5% vs. last week, but still fell short of a Good Wife
In Late-Night Local People Meters Tuesday night:
* Conan O’Brien (0.9 rating in 18-49 in local people meters with an encore telecast) tied CBS’s Late Show (0.9 rating with an encore telecast) in Nielsen’s 25 local markets with People Meters.
* At 12:35 a.m., Jimmy Fallon (0.5 rating in 18-49 in local people meters with an encore telecast) tied CBS’s first-run Late Late Show (0.5 rating).TVbytheNumbersI watched White Collar. What did you watch, ONTD?