Another Prime Time Ratings Winner for Idol and Dancing

American Idol remains a rating juggernaut in New York. The talent competition, in its 10th year, once again took the top two positions.

Last week, the 90-minute performance show was number one with an estimated 1.7 million Fox 5/WNYW viewers and an 8.8 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.  The Idol results show was second-best for the week (1.6 million/8.2).

Dancing With The Stars kept its usual slots at three and four, with the performance (1.3 million/6.6) and elimination shows (1 million/5.4), on WABC, respectively.

60 Minutes holds fort at number five (796,000/3.9). WCBS is also represented in the Top 10 by Hawaii 5-0 at number nine (698,000/3.5).

The rest of the Top 10 after the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10

  • *Fifth                   Glee                       WNYW     (779,000/3.9)
  • *Seventh       Body of Proof          WABC       (734,000/3.6)
  • *Seventh          Bones                        WNYW     (727,000/3.6)
  • *Ninth       Celebrity Apprentice  WNBC      (701,000/3.5)


  Other highlights from the  Top 30:

  • The annual pilgrimage to the biblical classic The Ten Commendments had a 16th-place showing Saturday night on WABC (602,000/3.0).
  • The penultimate Steve Carell episode of The Office was 19th on WNBC (525,000/2.6).
  • The Yankees cracked the weekly ratings, landing at number 23 for their April 19 game against Toronto. The WWOR broadcast had 488,000 viewers with a 2.4 rating.