Idol Takes The Gold


Like a figure skater crashing to the ice, ratings for NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics tumbled Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The network's average for the two nights represented about half the viewers who tuned in for the comparable nights during the Salt Lake City Games four years ago. The real ratings champ for both nights turned out to be Fox's American Idol, whose own numbers declined a bit from previous weeks due to the Olympics, but nonetheless remained more than 50 percent higher than those for the contests on ice and snow. Among younger viewers (18-49) the difference was staggering -- about 170 percent. Wednesday's Idol "results" show scored a 16.2 rating and a 25 share, a virtual avalanche compared with the Olympics' 9.1/14. (Statisticians will no doubt be checking to see whether any other Olympics hour ever recorded single-digit ratings.) NBC regained the lead at 9:00 p.m. however, registering an 11.9/17. ABC was close behind, however, with a 10.8/16 for Lost (which led among 18-49-year-olds). Fox placed third with a 7.5/11 for Bones, while CBS trailed with a 6.2/9 for a rerun of Criminal Minds. Overall, Fox averaged an 11.9/18 for the night, beating NBC's 10.9/17. ABC placed third with a 7.0/11, while CBS placed fourth with a 6.4/10.




16/02/2006


Contactmusic

Tags: NBC - ABC - CBS


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

It’s that time of the year again. With Forbes having published its...

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

American cable network FXX struck a deal last year to buy the rights to the...

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple...

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

After being called out six times to break up a rowdy party at his new digs in Beverely Hills, the police...

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic...

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie

It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week...

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie
Advertisement

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

It was announced earlier this year that ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' would be...

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

I don’t know about you, but she’s feeling 22… Selena Gomez just turned...

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

NBC Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on NBC

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All