"American Idol" obliterates the competition

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It was pretty easy to predict that the finale of “American Idol” would carry Fox to an easy ratings victory on Wednesday night. Even so, it was the lowest rated finale ever for Idol.

Wednesday Overnight Nielsen ratings
Ratings/Share
FOX
CBS
ABC
UNIVISION
NBC
CW
Adults 18-49
8.2
2.4/7
1.8/5
1.4/4
0.9/3
0.6/2
Adults 18-34
1.7/5
1.6/5
1.5/5
0.7/2
0.6/2
Total Viewers (millions)
24.2
10.28
4.81
3.43
3.27
1.38

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