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Ratings: 'American Idol' boosted by Hollywood opener

American Idol’s first night in Hollywood was good, though not as good as least season’s. Tuesday night’s episode averaged 26.3 million viewers, down 12 percent from season 7’s two-hour Hollywood opener. (Season 8 was, however, up 3 percent week-to-week, as one would expect as we move out of the distastrous auditions.) Fox’s Fringe benefited from the Idol lead-in once again: Its 13 million viewers was up roughly 12 percent from last week, according to overnight numbers. Meanwhile, ABC’s Scrubs dipped below 5 million viewers for both eps, and NBC’s The Biggest Loser: Couples – though still building over the course of the 120 minutes, as usual – dropped 5 percent of its viewers from last week.

 

 
   
   
      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

   

      

      

      

   

 

Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8 p.m. American Idol (Fox)
NCIS (CBS)
The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC)
Homeland Security USA (ABC)
90210 (The CW)
26.3
14.4 (repeat)
10.5
5.7
2.4
9 p.m. The Mentalist (CBS)
Fringe (Fox)
Scrubs (ABC)
Privileged (The CW)
15.0 (repeat)
13.0
4.9
1.7
9:30 p.m. Scrubs (ABC) 4.7
10 p.m. Without a Trace (CBS)
Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
What Would You Do? (ABC)
12.0
10.3
5.8

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