Ratings: Tuesday (2/12/08)
Was the return of CBS' "Jericho" a success in the ratings? Click to find out.
"Jericho" opened its second season over 4 million viewers below its series premiere in September 2006. The show also did worse than the previous regular timeslot occupant "Cane" which averaged 8.93 million viewers in the timeslot last fall. Could "Jericho" have done better in an earlier timeslot?
Meanwhile, repeats of scripted dramas continue to outperform reality shows - NCIS on CBS and "Law & Order: SVU" scored much superior figures than the rest of their networks' line-ups. The latter also managed to beat an all-new episode of "Boston Legal" on ABC.
"American Idol" has recovered with a 2-hour Hollywood episode. The show however still failed to break the 30 million mark.
8:00pm Just For Laughs (4.95 million)
9:00pm According to Jim (4.92 million)
9:30pm Carpoolers (3.85 million)
10:00pm Boston Legal (7.23 million)
8:00pm NCIS (R) (11.72 million)
9:00pm Big Brother 9 (7.33 million)
10:00pm Jericho (7.15 million)
8:00pm Biggest Loser (7.47 million)
10:00pm Law & Order: SVU (R) (8.34 million)
8:00pm American Idol (29.87 million)
8:00pm Reaper (R) (1.98 million)
9:00pm One Tree Hill (3.21 million)