TV Ratings: Tuesday (1/08/08): SVU Hits Season-High
Writers' strike-ruined "People's Choice Awards" plummeted to an all-time low of 6 million viewers. Meanwhile, weak competition helped "Law & Order: SVU" hit season high.
Although over 7 million viewers initially tuned into the broadcast at 9 p.m. about 3.5 million people changed the channel by the end of the 2-hour telecast.
Obviously, not too many people care about the winners - they want the glitz and glamor of a live Hollywood telecast.
Meanwhile, the writers' strike is actually helping NBC - the network's reality slate is on fire. "The Biggest Loser" helped Peacock win 8-10 p.m. timeslot
NBC won the night (also courtesy of SVU) with a 4.6 rating (FOX, which was second, posted a 2.8 rating). It will all change next Tuesday when FOX launches a new season of "American Idol."
The return of "One Tree Hill" was on a par with its ratings last year.
8:00pm Just for Laughs (6.44 million)
8:30pm New Hampshire Primary (5.00 million)
9:00pm According to Jim (4.52 million)
9:30pm Carpoolers (3.54 million)
10:00pm Cashmere Mafia (R) (3.31 million)
8:00pm NCIS (12.27 million)
9:00pm People's Choice Awards (6.00 million)
8:00pm Biggest Loser (10.18 million)
10:00pm Law & Order: SVU (15.17 million)
8:00pm Bones (R) (6.40 million)
9:00pm House (R) (10.80 million)
8:00pm One Tree Hill (3.36 million)
9:00pm One Tree Hill (3.59 million)