Thursday, January 18, 2007
Overnight TV Ratings -- "Idol" A Monster
MediaWeek's Marc Berman has the final overnight ratings. "Idol" was a monster again, averaging 36.87 million viewers and growing every half hour. That was more than the other four networks COMBINED. You can probably keep that idea in mind for the rest of the season -- "Idol" will continue to blow everyone else out of the water. "Deal or No Deal" and especially "Criminal Minds" proved solid counterprogramming, showing there's no need to throw in the towel as long as you don't mind an audience comprised of 70 year olds. "FNL" was a rerun and down to a typical 4.5 million viewers (not bad for a repeat, actually in this day and age). By the way, I really liked the brother and sister team and can't wondering why the guy with the cool hyair who sang the Amos Lee song had been rejected two times previously (presumably before getting through to the judges). Is there any other show on TV?