"Idol" beat Olympics

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“American Idol” is such a juggernaut for Fox that it outdrew the Winter Olympics every half-hour that they were head-to-head on Tuesday. The final tally even put Fox on top for primetime over all.

Tuesday Overnight Nielsen ratings
Ratings/Share
FOX
NBC
ABC
CBS
UNIVISION
NBC
Adults 18-49
9.1/22
5.4/14
2.6/7
1.8/5
1.8/4
0.4/1
Adults 18-34
7.7/21
3.9/11
2.5/7
1.1/3
1.9/5
0.4/1
Total Viewers (millions)
23.64
20.41
6.35
9.50
4.33
0.86

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