With an original HUMAN TARGET followed by the AMERICAN IDOL Top 11 Results Show, FOX dominated across all demos last night, beating the next highest-rated competitor by 88% among Adults 18-49, +89% among Adults 18-34, +200% among Teens and 56% in Total Viewers.
Airing against increased competition from a special Survivor on CBS, HUMAN TARGET posted a 2.0/6 among Adults 18-49, down -13% from last week in the adult demo.
The Top 11 Results on AMERICAN IDOL posted a 7.1/19 among Adults 18-49 and won its hour among Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 18-34, Teens and all key demos.
Compared to last week’s results show, AMERICAN IDOL showed growth of +4% among Adults 18-49, +10% among Adults 18-34, +7% and +2% in Total Viewers.
AMERICAN IDOL tied the combined 4-net competition in the hour among Adults 18-49 and outperformed the next highest-rated network by +129% among Adults 18-49, +112% among Adults 18-34, +309% among Teens and +153% in Total Viewers.
So far this season (Most Current ratings vs. comparable Most Current), AMERICAN IDOL’s average is on par with the same weeks last year, showing 94% retention among Adults 18-49, 94% among Adults 18-34, 97% among Teens and 95% in Total Viewers.
Following a repeat Modern Family (1.8/6) at 8p, original episodes of ABC’s The Middle (2.4/7), Modern Family (3.6/10) and Cougar Town (2.6/7) were all in line with their recent performances. Ugly Betty posted a 1.7/5 at 10p.
CBS aired a special Survivor: All Stars (3.3/11) – which was down -8% from its last original on Thursday, 3/11/10 – followed by repeats of Criminal Minds (2.1/6) and CSI: NY (1.7/5).
NBC’s Mercy (1.3/4) delivered its lowest original rating to date, down -7% week over week and -28% from its season average with first-run episodes (1.8/5). After a repeat Law & Order: SVU (1.5/4) at 9p, an original SVU (3.3/9) was up +18% at 10p.
On the CW, the premiere of half-hour reality series Fly Girls delivered a 0.5/1 among Adults 18-49.
Live+Same Day Nielsen Ratings
(source: information from FOX)