Idol Wins Week as Top 13 is Revealed

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By Jerry Barmash Comment

Three nights of American Idol meant three nights atop the New York prime time ratings. Last Thursday’s two-hour episode, where the Top 10 and three wild cards were chosen, had a strong number one for the week. Estimated 1.4 million WNYW/Channel 5 viewers tuned in with a 7.3 rating, according to Nielsen.

Performance nights of the boys and girls on Tuesday and Wednesday tied for number two (1.2 million/6.2).

60 Minutes was next in fourth place on CBS (1 million/5.2), while ABC sitcom Modern Family was fifth (933,000/4.8).

NCIS gave registered high for week at six (917,000/4.7). The Tiffany Network had 12 shows among the Top 16.

Another program that did well on WCBS/Channel 2 was How I Met Your Mother (903,000/4.6).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Eighth      WNBC         The Voice        (878,000/4.5)
  • Ninth        WCBS       2 Broke Girls     (851,000/4.4)
  • Tenth        WCBS         Blue Blood       (832,000/4.3)

Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice landed at number 27 (566,000/2.9) tying with another NBC show, Smash (564,000/2.9).

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