“Fallen Idol:” Overnight Ratings

By Brian 

> The special averaged 13.8 million viewers, according to Nielsen overnights.

> Drudge says Primetime Live won the timeslot over Law & Order and CSI: NY; “25 share for ‘Idol’ results at 9pm ET, 17 share for ABC News ‘Idol’ investigation at 10pm ET.”

> Viewership was “merely decent,” and the numbers were disappointing “considering how much hype there’d been over the sweeps stunt,” Media Life Magazine says. “For a stunt with so much hype, 15 million would have been a more respectable turnout.”

> Elites TV: “It turns out that the secrets weren’t such a secret after all.”