Just like the good ol' days, American Idol led Fox to a Tuesday night win — but not with its old audience.
With its first live show of the season, Idol pulled in 15.8 million viewers and a 5.0 in the adults 18-to-49 demo to help Fox notch the highest Tuesday demo rating of any network all season. The two-hour episode, however, lost in terms of viewership to CBS' NCIS-NCIS: Los Angeles combo, which averaged about a million more viewers.
CBS: NCIS 18 million viewers (3.4 demo rating)ABC: Last Man Standing 7.4 million (2.1); Cougar Town 4.3 million (1.5)Fox: American Idol 15.8 million (5.0) [8-10 p.m.]NBC: The Biggest Loser 5.7 million (2.0) [8-10 p.m.]CW: Hart of Dixie (R) .89 million (0.3)9 p.m.
CBS: NCIS: Los Angeles 15.7 million (3.1)ABC: The River 4.1 million (1.5) CW: Ringer 1.1 million (0.4)10 p.m.
CBS: Unforgettable 9.9 million (1.9)ABC: Body of Proof 6.7 million (1.3)NBC: Parenthood 5.1 million (1.9)