FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser GalleyCat SocialTimes

Another Prime Time Ratings Winner for Idol and Dancing

American Idol remains a rating juggernaut in New York. The talent competition, in its 10th year, once again took the top two positions.

Last week, the 90-minute performance show was number one with an estimated 1.7 million Fox 5/WNYW viewers and an 8.8 rating, according to the Nielsen Company.  The Idol results show was second-best for the week (1.6 million/8.2).

Dancing With The Stars kept its usual slots at three and four, with the performance (1.3 million/6.6) and elimination shows (1 million/5.4), on WABC, respectively.

60 Minutes holds fort at number five (796,000/3.9). WCBS is also represented in the Top 10 by Hawaii 5-0 at number nine (698,000/3.5).

The rest of the Top 10 after the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10

  • *Fifth                   Glee                       WNYW     (779,000/3.9)
  • *Seventh       Body of Proof          WABC       (734,000/3.6)
  • *Seventh          Bones                        WNYW     (727,000/3.6)
  • *Ninth       Celebrity Apprentice  WNBC      (701,000/3.5)


  Other highlights from the  Top 30:

  • The annual pilgrimage to the biblical classic The Ten Commendments had a 16th-place showing Saturday night on WABC (602,000/3.0).
  • The penultimate Steve Carell episode of The Office was 19th on WNBC (525,000/2.6).
  • The Yankees cracked the weekly ratings, landing at number 23 for their April 19 game against Toronto. The WWOR broadcast had 488,000 viewers with a 2.4 rating.
Mediabistro Course

Copy Editing: Intro

Copy Editing: IntroStarting January 6, learn basic copy editing skills using the AP Stylebook! In this course, you'll learn how to use dictionaries and online reference tools to edit work, ask the right questions to clarify convoluted copy, prepare for a copy editing test, and tailor your resume to find more work as a copy editor. Register now!