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Wednesday January 13, 2010 7:14 pm

Tuesday Ratings: American Idol Back on Top

Were they simply curious to see life on Idol post-Paula Abdul? Were they hoping to get their Simon Cowell fix? Were they dying to see Victoria Beckham crack a smile? Whatever the reason, fans turned out in droves for the premiere of American Idol. The show easily dominated the competition and had its best-rated debut since 2007.

Victoria Beckham on American Idol8pm

  • (11.8/29 in 18-49) had 29.9 million sucked in.
  • Approximately 20.7 million watched the 150th episode of (4.3/11).
  • (8.1 million, 3.2/8) slimmed down by 3.6 million.
  • * (0.8/2) scrapped up 2.6 million.
  • (2.2 milion, 0.8/2) lost 800,000.
  • * (0.3/1) nailed down 770,500.

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  • (15.5 million, 3.0/7 in 18-49) took a 2.5 million hit.
  • A second (2.7 million, 1.2/3) did better than the first.
  • (2.5 million, 1.0/2) was off 100,00 from last week.
  • * (0.3/1) turned in 688,500.

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*denotes repeat

(You can review last Tuesday’s ratings here.)

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