Thursday, May 04, 2006
Overnight TV Ratings -- "Idol" Paris-less But Still Strong
"American Idol" pulled in 28.5 milllion viewers, with the sleazily enjoyable "Unan1mous" dropping by 50%. (It won't be back.) The second half of the "House" two-parter did well for the timeslot but lower than the show normall draws, reaching 16.7 million. "One Tree Hill" probably said goodbye and "Alias" is limping to its finale, ranking #5 in the coveted 18-49 category it used to dominate. "Lost" held its own opposite "Idol," finding 15 million viewers (and more once "Idol" was over, so they saw Michael gun down two fellow Islanders). Remember kids, don't drink and drive if you want a job on "Lost." Meanwhile, "Law & Order" is much reduced, despite being hastily put back in its old slot. It only drew 10 million viewers last night, a far cry from its heyday.