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‘Idol’ Again Puts Fox Far Out Front

March 6, 2008 12:36 PM

Fox did better than all the other networks combined Wednesday night in the 18-49 ratings demo, as “American Idol” continued its winning ways.

“Idol,” down to an hour this week, was the night’s top-rated show with a 10.2, slipping 3% from last week’s 90-minute showing.

“Moment of Truth” wrapped up Fox’s night with a 6.2, up slightly from the last time it aired in the 9 p.m. Wednesday slot.

Fox put up an 8.2 for the night.

NBC (2.2) took the silver on Wednesday, on the shoulders of “Deal or No Deal” (2.2), “Law & Order: CI” (1.6) and “Law & Order” (2.9). “CI” and “Deal” flip-flopped time periods, while “L&O” was down 12% from last week.

ABC and CBS tied for third with a 2.1. ABC brought out new episodes of “Wife Swap” (1.9), “Supernanny” (2.8) and “Men in Trees” (1.6). “Nanny” dipped 15% from last week, due in part to stronger competition from “Moment of Truth.”

CBS aired “Big Brother” (2.0, steady from last week) and repeats.

The CW was fifth with a 1.4 (1.8 in the 18-34 demo). “Top Model” (1.8) put in a good showing in its 18-34 target demo with a 2.3, while a repeat of “Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious” (1.0) outscored the original showing of the episode on Monday by 25%.


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