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Idol and Dancing Stand Atop Weekly Ratings

As usual, American Idol and Dancing With The Stars hold down the top four slots for week in New York. The Idol performance show stood atop the prime time ratings, according to the Nielsen Company. The 90-minute show pulled in 1.9 million Fox 5/WNYW viewers, with a 9.5 rating.

The stunning result telecast, that sent Howard Beach’s Pia Toscano packing, settled for number three (1.6 million/7.9).

Dancing grabbed the second position for the week with its two-hour performance on WABC (1.7 million/8.5) and fourth slot for elimination night (1.2 million/6.1).

60 Minutes had a fifth-place finish (1 million/5.0). Also on WCBS, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship took sixth (1 million/4.9).

Meantime, the Yankees/Red Sox matchup Sunday night on ESPN landed at number 10 (816,000/4.0).

More from the Top 10 after the jump.

Rounding out the Top 10

  • *Sixth                NCIS                   WCBS    (1 million/4.9)
  •  Eighth      The Good Wife         WCBS   (931,000/4.6)
  •  Ninth        The Mentalist           WCBS   (903,000/4.5)
  • *Tenth          Breaking In            WNYW (812,000/4.0)

*tied

WNBC had its highest entry at number 16 with Law and Order: SVU (736,000/3.6).

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