American Idol found its way to the top of the weekly ratings in New York. The Fox talent competition scored with an estimated 2.1 million WNYW fans and a 10.5 rating for the two-hour performance show Wednesday, according to the Nielsen Company.
However, unlike most weeks, Idol did not grab the 1-2 punch atop the prime time survey. Instead, the season debut of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars bookended Idol broadcasts with a number two (1.9 million, 9.6).
As for Idol, the riveting results show, where Casey Abrams was saved from elimination by the judges, landed at number three (1.7 million/8.7).
Fox 5 News at Ten with Ernie Anastos and Dari Alexander, using the Idol lead-in to their advantage, had a Top 10 finish on Wednesday night (845,000/4.2).
60 Minutes cracked the Top 5 with a number-four showing for the week. The show had 1.3 million WCBS viewers with a 6.6 rating.
The rest of the Top 10 after the jump.
Rounding out the Top 10
- Fifth WCBS NCIS (1 million/4.9)
- Sixth WCBS The Good Wife (975,000/4.8)
- Seventh WCBS NCIS: L.A. (949,000/4.7)
- Eighth MTV Jersey Shore (921,000/4.6)
- Ninth WABC Modern Family (871,000/4.3
WNBC had its first appearance in the Top 30 at number 17 with Law and Order: SVU (713,000/3.5).
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