American Idol was, once again, the number one show of the week in New York. The Wednesday night performance show got an estimated 1.9 million viewers with a 9.5 rating on Fox 5/WNYW, according to the Nielsen Company. The elimation show settled in at number three for the week (1.6 million/8.2).
Dancing With The Stars held the second (1.7 million/8.4), fourth (1.3 million/6.4), and seventh (866,000/4.3) positions on WABC.
60 Minutes, just hours before news broke about the death of Osama Bin Laden, was fifth (921,000/4.6).
As for Bin Laden, NBC News’ breaking news Sunday night, anchored by Brian Williams, reached number six (895,000/4.4). Coverage on ABC, also from 10:45 p.m. to midnight, was 15th for the week (693,000/3.4).
The breaking news on CNN in the 10:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. time slot was tied for 24th (556,000/2.8).
More from the Top 10 after the jump
Rounding out the Top 10
- Eighth Grey’s Anatomy WABC (820,000/4.1)
- Ninth Glee WNYW (801,000/4.0)
- Tenth Body of Proof WABC (719,000/3.6)
- *Tenth Big Bang Theory WCBS (718,000/3.6)
Steve Carell’s The Office finale on WNBC took 17th place (670,000/3.3). Also on WNBC, the premiere of The Voice registered a 12th-place finish (712,000/3.5).