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Ratings: 'American Idol' gains viewers, wins Wednesday

The Mo(Town), the Merrier: Fox’s two-hour American Idol performance show trounced the competition Wednesday night, upping its audience by 18 percent from its first half hour to the fourth. Idol’s overall 25.6 million-viewer average was 7 percent higher than last week’s performance-night average. Meanwhile, a Survivor recap special on CBS may have drawn viewers away from the other networks’ new offerings: The CW’s America’s Next Top Model lost a whopping 16 percent of its audience from last week, while NBC’s Chopping Block continues to tank. The cooking reality show lost 13 percent of last week’s viewership and is down 35 percent since its March 11 series premiere. The second ep of ABC’s new comedy Better Off Ted is down 15 percent since last week’s debut, and Lost is down slightly from last week’s showing.


























Time Show Viewers (in millions)
8:00 p.m. American Idol (Fox)
Survivor special (CBS)
Scrubs (ABC)
America’s Next Top Model (The CW)
Chopping Block (NBC)
8:30 Better Off Ted (ABC) 4.7
9:00 American Idol (Fox)
Criminal Minds (CBS)
Lost (ABC)
Life (NBC)
90210 (The CW)
26.9 (continued)
0.8 (repeat)
10:00 CSI: NY (CBS)
Law & Order (NBC)
Life On Mars (ABC)

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Michael Slezak’s ‘Idol’ recap: The Mo(Town), the Merrier
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