TV Ratings: Tuesday (1/22/08)
FOX's monster hit "American Idol" helped a rerun of Hugh Laurie-fronted "House" win the 9:00 p.m. timeslot on Tuesday night. But the singing competition continued to slide in the ratings shedding another million pairs of eyeballs.
The show lost 12% of viewers compared to last Tuesday's debut. Last season, "American Idol" premiered to a somewhat heftier 37.44 million viewers, before dipping to 33.65 million in its third airing on a comparable night one year ago.
NBC's "Biggest Loser" is heavily affected by its reality competition on FOX. The show lures fewer than 7 million viewers in the first half-hour of its 2-hour broadcast, but manages to exceed 11 million in the final half-hour.
8:00pm Just for Laughs (4.76 million)
9:00pm According to Jim (6.18 million)
9:30pm Carpoolers (4.89 million)
10:00pm Boston Legal (8.24 million)
8:00pm NCIS (R) (12.15 million)
9:00pm The Unit (R) (7.91 million)
10:00pm 48 Hours Mystery (6.93 million)
8:00pm The Biggest Loser (8.94 million)
10:00pm Law & Order: SVU (12.97 million)
8:00pm American Idol (29.05 million)
9:00pm House (R) (14.02 million)
8:00pm Reaper [R] (1.54 million)
9:00pm One Tree Hill (3.05 million)