TV Ratings: "Idol" Helps "House" Score Massive Ratings
Hugh Laurie's cranky Dr. House has something to smile about - FOX's medical drama hit season high ratings surpassing its massive season premiere episode to score 27,75 million total viewers last night, beating all four competing networks combined.
Earlier in the evening, FOX's juggernaut "American Idol" posted even more impressive ratings with 33,29 million viewers easily becoming the #1 telecast in America last night.
The top 10pm show was Boston Legal with 9,41 million viewers, although NBC's "Law & Order: SVU" won the hour in the crucial 18-49 demo.
Over on The CW, "Veronica Mars" lost over half a million viewers to hit a new season low of 2,74 million viewers.
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