TV Ratings: Tuesday (1/29/08)
"American Idol" again loses eyeballs, as over a million viewers from last Tuesday disappear. The show however catapulted an all-new "House" into the Nielsen stratosphere, making the Hugh Laurie series the #1 drama on television.
So far this season, "House" has averaged 16.76 million viewers. The inflated post-Idol ratings, however, are expected to elevate the show back into the neighborhood of 20 million, which is exactly how much the show averaged last season.
"American Idol" itself is down 16% from a comparable night one year ago.
8:00pm Just for Laughs (R) (5.13 million)
8:30pm Just for Laughs (R) (4.79 million)
9:00pm According to Jim (5.86 million)
9:30pm Carpoolers (3.94 million)
10:00pm Boston Legal (R) (5.21 million)
8:00pm NCIS (R) (11.73 million)
9:00pm The Unit (R) (7.03 million)
10:00pm 48 Hours Mystery (7.81 million)
8:00pm The Biggest Loser: Couples (8.32 million)
10:00pm Law & Order: SVU (R) (9.35 million)
8:00pm American Idol (28.07 million)
9:00pm House (22.48 million)
8:00pm Reaper (R) (1.54 million)
9:00pm One Tree Hill (2.81 million)