TV ratings: 'American Idol' down but still leads Wednesday by a lot

scotty-live-idol.jpgFast National ratings for Wednesday, May 4, 2011

"American Idol" declined some from last week's performance show, but nothing else on TV Wednesday did especially well either, so the usual order of things didn't change.

Which is to say, FOX led the night by a bunch, averaging 17.2 million viewers and a 10.5 rating/16 share among households in primetime. CBS (10.7 million, 7.0/11) came in second. ABC (5.9 million, 4.0/6) took third, beating out NBC's 5 million viewers and 3.3/5. The CW averaged 1.5 million viewers and a 1.1/2.

Among adults 18-49, FOX's 5.4 rating was far and away the night's best, almost doubling the 2.8 for No. 2 CBS. ABC finished third in the demographic with a 2.1. NBC averaged 1.5 and The CW 0.7.

Photo/Video credit: FOX
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