CBS' Michael Jackson Number Ones special finished No. 3 in its time slot Friday night with 10.6 million viewers. The network, meanwhile, denied talk that it paid the embattled singer an extra $1 million to dig his hole deeper on 60 Minutes. In other ratings news, Fox's World Idol finale in which Norway's Kurt Nilsen beat America's Kelly Clarkson attracted 7.7 million viewers.
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