TV Ratings: Tuesday January 12, 2010

Source: MediaWeek, Ratings: in millions
Time Network Show Rating 18-49
8PM FOX American Idol 25.53 9.8/26
CBS NCIS 20.10 4.1/11
NBC The Biggest Loser 7.91 3.1/8
ABC Scrubs (R) 2.51 0.8/2
CW 90210 (R) 888,000 0.3/1
8:30PM ABC Better Off Ted 2.23 0.8/2
9PM FOX American Idol 32.31 12.8/31
CBS NCIS: Los Angeles 15.86 3.1/7
NBC The Biggest Loser 8.23 3.3/8
ABC Scrubs 2.73 1.2/3
CW Melrose Place (R) 697,000 0.3/1
9:30PM ABC Better Off Ted 2.52 1.0/2
10PM CBS The Good Wife 13.87 3.0/8
NBC The Jay Leno Show 6.51 2.0/5
ABC The Forgotten 4.38 1.3/3

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  • Crystal

    Hates that I live in a world where 25.53 million watch American Idol and only 2.52 watch BOT! This is what I hate about television.

  • Dave

    32 million?!?! Really?

  • Nick

    And this, my friends, is why other networks go dark with reruns on certain nights. Why waste good programming, when viewers instead flock to absolute lowest-common-denominator trash TV? Americans have brought on the demise themselves, and are too ignorant to comprehend it.

  • Hil

    Add together American Idol and Biggest Loser… and there are more trashy tv viewers in America than there are humans living in Australia.

  • Mayhoff

    So much for the theory that Paula not on America Idol would cause ratings to suffer. Good Grief that’s a lot of people watching that show.

  • bws

    add up the 9pm slot and there were 60 million people watching TV on those few channels alone. America was on the couch last night! I WAS! But I was watching the last Big Love and Chuck episodes.

  • Ace

    I was watching BoT and laughing hysterically.

  • Andrea

    I agree with pretty much everyone here. Why watch trash like American Idol when there are amazing, hilarious shows like Better off Ted on? I hate how they cancel awesome sitcoms and dramas for reality TV, I’ve seen it before and now I fear BoT is going the same way…However, I did find this petition the other night I didn’t create it but I would really love to save this show and from what I’ve read on this page, a lot of people agree, so if you’re interested, please sign! Thanks!