Nathaniel Marshall, American Idol
And if push came to shove, yes, it probably would do that. On with Tuesday's tallies!
American Idol averaged 24.21 million total viewers, matching last week's sing-off. Placing third behind a not-new NCIS (13.7 mil), The Biggest Loser weighed in with nearly 9 mil over its two-hour run, dropping 700K week-to-week.
The CW's Reaper returned to an audience of 2.36 mil, down 330 thou from its May 2008 freshman finale.
A repeat of The Mentalist played also-ran to Idol, delivering 12.76 million viewers.
The Bachelor: After the Final Rose — Part 2: ABC Likes Ratings made a date with 10.85 million viewers. That was just enough to best a Without a Trace repeat (10.5 mil) and top the hour.