Idol and Dancing Land in a Tie Atop Weekly Ratings

The weekly ratings battle between American Idol and Dancing With The Stars gave neither program an outright victory. Two-hour editions of Dancing and Idol each were number one for the week, according to Nielsen.

The Dancing and Idol telecasts had an estimated 1.3 million viewers and a 6.7 rating on WABC and WNYW, respectively.

Elimination night proved slightly more successful for Idol, which came in third (1.1 million/6.0). The evening featured the shocking result of Jessica Sanchez being the lowest vote-getter.

As for the Dancing, the results show also registered 1.1 million viewers, but had a 5.6 rating.

NBC’s The Voice just missed the Top 10 with a tie for number 11 (642,000/3.3). It was lumped with Fox’s musical Glee (639,000/3.3).

ABC’s sitcom Modern Family was fifth (1 million/5.1), while the 60 Minutes tribute to Mike Wallace was number six (938,000/4.8).

More from the Top 10 after the jump

  • Seventh                  NCIS                   WCBS    (835,000/4.3)   
  • Eighth          The Good Wife           WCBS    (785,000/4.0)
  • *Ninth              NCIS: L.A.               WCBS   (668,000/3.4)
  • *Ninth      Two and a Half Men   WCBS   (661,000/3.4)


The latest episode of Donald Trump‘s Celebrity Apprentice was tied for 13th (623,000/3.2).

The Yankees made their ESPN Sunday night season debut with a 18th-place result (609,000/3.1).