"Idol" falls to Olympics

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For the first time in six years, “American Idol” has been beaten in the ratings. NBC’s Olympic coverage claimed the gold on Wednesday.

Wednesday Overnight Nielsen ratings
Ratings/Share
NBC
FOX
CBS
UNIVISION
ABC
NBC
Adults 18-49
8.9/23
4.5/12
1.8/5
1.7/4
1.5/4
0.4/1
Adults 18-34
6.7/20
3.5/10
1.1/3
1.8/5
1.1/3
0.5/2
Total Viewers (millions)
29.26
12.78
6.87
4.12
3.86
0.98

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