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‘Idol’ Continues Domination

Jan 18, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s two-hour “American Idol” delivered its highest Wednesday night premiere numbers ever among adults 18 to 49, following its record-setting Tuesday premiere.

“Idol” earned a 15.4 rating after a 15.7 Tuesday night premiere. That’s up 18 percent from the same period last year and was its third-best rating to date.

The performance managed to lay waste to the competition, with second-place CBS suffering steep declines. “Armed & Famous” (1.9) fell from last week’s debut, “Criminal Minds” (3.4) had its lowest rating since April and “CSI: NY” had its second-lowest rated episode to date.

Over on NBC, “Deal or No Deal” (2.3) had its lowest rating ever, while “Medium” had a 3.1.

ABC’s comedy block also suffered. Two episodes of “According to Jim” had a 2.1 and 2.3, respectively. New comedies “Knights of Prosperity” and “In Case of Emergency” both earned a 1.4.

On the CW, “Beauty and the Geek” had a 1.5, while “One Tree Hill” had a 1.0.

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