Nathaniel Marshall, American Idol

And if push came to shove, yes, it probably would do that. On with Tuesday's tallies!

8 pm/ET
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.

9 pm
A repeat of The Mentalist played also-ran to Idol, delivering 12.76 million viewers.

10 pm
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.