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Ratings: 'The Mentalist' repeat fares well against 'American Idol'

As expected, a two-hour American Idol triumphed on Tuesday as the top 13 did their best to vaguely imitate Michael Jackson. Meanwhile, a repeat of CBS’ The Mentalist pulled in a very impressive 14.2 million viewers – a 10 percent bump over the audience for last week’s repeat, which also aired against Idol. Like last week, The Biggest Loser: Couples had less viewers than usual during its 8-9 p.m. hour, but did increase viewership by 15 percent over its second hour.


























Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. American Idol (Fox)
The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC)
Homeland Security (ABC)
Reaper (The CW)
13.3 (repeat)
9:00 American Idol (Fox)
The Mentalist (CBS)
The Biggest Loser: Couples (NBC)
Scrubs (ABC)
90210 (The CW)
26.9 (continued)
14.2 (repeat)
10.1 (continued)
2.9 (repeat)
1.0 (repeat)
9:30 Scrubs (ABC) 2.8 (repeat)
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
Without a Trace (CBS)
Primetime: What Would You Do? (ABC)
10.2 (repeat)

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