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‘Idol’ Rules Again

Jan 25, 2007  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s “American Idol” again dominated Wednesday night with a two-hour telecast.

“Idol” earned a 13.9 rating according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research reports, down only 10 percent from its premiere-week performance last Wednesday and outperforming its comparable airing last year by 7 percent.

NBC edged out CBS for second by a tenth of a ratings point, starting with “Friday Night Lights,” which hit yet another series low (1.9). “Deal or No Deal” at 9 p.m. bounced back from a season low last week (2.7). At 10 p.m. NBC aired “Medium” (3.1).

CBS’s new series “Armed & Famous” continued to decline (1.4), and was followed by a “Criminal Minds” repeat (2.3). CBS aired a new “CSI: NY” at 10 p.m., which tied its series low (3.8).

On fourth-place ABC, the season premiere of “George Lopez” (1.9) was second in the time period, followed by “According to Jim” (2.1), “Knights of Prosperity” (1.4) and “In Case of Emergency” (1.2).

The CW had “Beauty and the Geek” (1.3) and “One Tree Hill” (0.9).

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