Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Overnight TV Ratings -- "Idol" A Monster Again
31.48 million viewers watched American Idol last night. They saw Mandisa testify, while heathen Kellie sang about drinking alcohol (is he even of age?) and trampy Paris combined pole-dancing moves with lyrics about doin' it on the floor. Lordy! Behave yourselves, girls. House did great as a lead-out, almost matching Desperate Housewives and Grey's Anatomy with its 20+ million viewers. The Unit on CBS is definitely another keeper -- it improved on its lead-in, reaching 15.9 million. People are clearly seeking it out. Kudos for flourishing next to House, too. No one cared about Sons & Daughters or Teachers (which at least held on to the modest audience watching Scrubs). And CBS is killing The Amazing Race with its terrible 10 p.m. timeslot. This is a FAMILY show. If you're a ratings geek like me, sign up for the daily email where I get all my info at Mediaweek.