As the calendar moves to May, that means it’s the final weeks of TV’s regular season. To put it another way, time is drawing near until the season finales for ABC’s Dancing With The Stars and Fox’s American Idol.
The real competition has been in the ratings between the two shows. In the weekly New York prime time numbers, according to Nielsen, it’s Dancing that won the week. The Monday night, two-hour performances had an estimated 1.4 million WABC viewers with a 7.3 rating.
Dancing held its audience for the Tuesday elimination program, with a number-two translating to 1.2 million viewers and a 6.2.
At Fox, Idol “struggled” to the next two slots for the week. It’s two-hour singing showcase came in third with 1.1 million viewers tuned to WNYW and a 5.7. The results show had a shade under 1.1 million people watching and a 5.6.
More from the Top 10 after the jump
- Fifth The Big Bang Theory WCBS (858,000/4.4)
- Sixth 60 Minutes WCBS (819,000/4.2)
- Seventh 20/20 Special WABC (798,000/4.1)
- Eighth Glee WNYW (766,000/3.9)
- Ninth The Good Wife WCBS (733,000/3.8)
- *Tenth Person of Interest WCBS (707,000/3.6)
- *Tenth NCIS WCBS (701,000/3.6)
- *Tenth Blue Blood WCBS (700,000/3.6)
MSG Network, thanks to the Rangers Game 7 in their first round playoff series, made a rare appearance in the Top 30. The number 15 showing had 645,000 fans tuned in with a 3.3 rating.
WNBC had only three programs in the Top 30, and none before number 25. Celebrity Apprentice was the highest rated for the network in New York with 529,000 Channel 4 viewers and a 2.7 rating.